If you have had a filling placed at our office recently, you likely noticed that the entire appointment was much shorter (and more comfortable) than when you were a child. This is due to a number of wonderful advancements in dental technologies and techniques, allowing us to move more smoothly and efficiently. A great example of this progress is the Kerr Sonicfill Composite Applicator.
The Sonicfill is an incredible device that allow us to place certain fillings in the back of the mouth in a matter of seconds. Previously, properly filling a large cavity in the molars and premolars required two different types of materials, which had to be carefully packed, shaped, adjusted and finally cured. With Sonicfill, The entire process is completed in a single step, with outstanding results.
This incredible device works by utilizing the air supply built into our dental chairs to create a vibrating/pushing motion against a tube of tooth colored filling material. The vibrations cause the material to flow gently and thoroughly into the shape of the cavity, leaving no gaps or bubbles. Once the vibration is stopped, the material remains firm but pliable, allowing us to shape it perfectly before curing it completely solid. The end result is a beautiful tooth colored filling placed in practically no-time!
We love this technology for two reasons. First, it has provided us with excellent functional results. The vibrating motion truly does make a difference and has given hundreds of our patients strong, long lasting restorations. Secondly, its speed-of-use means a shorter appointment time. This translates to less time in our office, away from work and/or family.
As with all of our products, if you have any questions or concerns please call our front desk. We only use new technologies when we are absolutely sure they will provide a superior experience for our patients. Sonicfill has satisfied this requirement by making your appointment smooth, quick and comfortable!