News | July 11, 2017

Dentists Are Rebuilding Smiles With Bioactive Dental Fillings From PULPDENT Corporation

Better Oral Care Solution: Injection molding technique restores worn down teeth with ACTIVA BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE

Boston, MA /PRNewswire/ - PULPDENT Corporation, a dental research and manufacturing company, allows dentists to restore broken smiles with ACTIVA BioACTIVE, a white filling material that stimulates the formation of apatite (the basic building blocks of teeth).

Many dentists are using an injection molding technique involving strip crowns, a plastic tooth-shaped mold that is filled with ACTIVA BioACTIVE and then placed on the remaining tooth structure. The bioactive restorative procedure can be completed in a single visit, making it ideal for many patients, including children and people with developmental disorders like autism.

When a middle-aged patient arrived with a mouth full of worn down teeth, Dr. Cory Glenn of Winchester, TN used an injection molding technique and ACTIVA BioACTIVE filling material to rebuild the man's smile. Dr. Glenn posted a video online showing how he created the composite mockup, made a pressure formed template, placed the template over the patient's remaining teeth, and injected ACTIVA BioACTIVE.

The patient suffered from a lifetime of bruxism, a condition involving jaw clenching and teeth grinding which affects about 10% of the adult population in the US. Recognizing that not all patients can afford the conventional course of treatment (i.e., multiple crowns) Dr. Glenn chose ACTIVA BioACTIVE, a restorative solution that quickly and cost-effectively repaired the patient's remaining teeth, achieving highly esthetic results.

Watch Dr. Glenn rebuild a broken smile:

To learn more about the underlying science and clinical applications for bioactive dental fillings, download ACTIVA BioACTIVE: A Closer Look at BioACTIVE Materials.

About PULPDENT® Corporation
PULPDENT® Corporation is a family-owned dental research, manufacturing company and leader in bioactive dental materials. ACTIVA BioACTIVE™, developed by PULPDENT, is the first esthetic bioactive restorative dental material. PULPDENT celebrates its 70th anniversary this year with continued commitment to product innovation, clinical education and patient-centered care. PULPDENT products are made in the USA.


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