Teeth with Dental Instruments

Maintaining a healthy smile means more than simply brushing and flossing every day. Even with the utmost care taken, cavities or decay are very commonly seen in patients and these can be restored easily with help of Dental Composites. Dental composites are highly aesthetic materials and if properly matched with the tooth, give a natural tooth-like appearance.

How are Dental composites used?

Dental composites are mainly used to fill in the cavities, but they can also be used to improve the appearance of discoloured or misshaped teeth. It is applied in layers, with a specialized light used to harden each layer, which is then shaped and polished to match the tooth. Dental Composites are preferred by the dentist because they provide well bonded, natural results.

Composites are applied in layers using specific instruments which help in easy carrying and applying of the material.

What are Composite instruments made up of?

composite instruments have different shapes and are coated with different materials like stainless steel coated instruments, Gold coated instruments or Teflon coated instruments.

In the initial days, stainless steel instruments were commonly used to carry the material and fill the cavity. But these instruments have certain disadvantages. Composite material gets stuck to the stainless steel instruments. This causes difficulty in condensing the material in the cavity and the work becomes messy. The chair side time increases because of improper condensing of material and it becomes difficult to maintain isolation for a long time. Use of hand to remove material from instruments hampers the sterilization and causes failure of the restorations.

To avoid all these consequences these instruments are nowadays being coated with specific materials which make them very easy to be used for filling. This coating is of Titanium or Gold coating.

Non-stick-coated dental instruments help to reduce bacteria both in the mouth as well as in the dental office environment. To elaborate dental devices are prone to unwanted bacteria from normal oral flora, the outside environment as well as from instruments themselves. One way to protect the dental instruments from unwanted bacterial infections is to slow the microbe growth rate during instrument storage using non-stick instruments such as Teflon-coated instruments.

The biggest advantage of using Teflon-coated instruments is it doesn’t stick to the material and hence composite can be easily filled in the cavity. Also, material can be aesthetically carved or contoured to give a tooth-like shape to broken teeth. The work becomes clean without touching of hands and avoiding any breach in sterilization. Overall the dental treatment can be completed in a short span of time giving satisfactory results.

API Composite Filling Instruments:

One such brand with high-quality Teflon-coated instruments is API. API provides a set of 6-pieces composite filling instruments which are blue Teflon coated. This coating prevents the sticking of composite material to the instruments and helps in condensing the material. These instruments have a perfect grip and have maximum resistance to wear and corrosion. API instruments are easy to grasp, & grip and can be cleaned easily. They are 100% rust-free and are autoclavable. The handle has a textured groove giving instruments a perfect balance and hence preventing any risk of slippage.


API Premium Composite Instrument allow exceptional placement of non-stick materials without discoloration of the restoration these instruments are manufactured with Advanced technology & innovative design to produce superior composite instruments.