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StyleItaliano Technique for
Filtek™ Supreme XTE

Recipes for Creating Beautiful Smiles

StyleItaliano Technique for
Filtek™ Supreme XTE

Recipes for Creating Beautiful Smiles

StyleItaliano Technique for
Filtek™ Supreme XTE

Recipes for Creating Beautiful Smiles

Composite layering technique method using Filtek™ Supreme XTE Universal Restorative

Introducing the Colour Recipes of the StyleItaliano method using Filtek™ Supreme XTE Universal Restorative

A method worth learning – for smiles worth seeing

StyleItaliano is a worldwide movement centered around making beautiful restorations simple and easy to create in today's modern world. Rather than focusing on complicated laying techniques, which can be time consuming and costly for both the practitioner and patient, the StyleItaliano philosophy involves using simple recipes using just two shades… to create beautiful, consistent and reproducible results.

To learn more about StyleItaliano we are holding StyleItaliano Masterclasses across the UK. At these masterclasses:

  • Discover the beauty of simple restorations using tailored StyleItaliano recipes
  • Learn how to produce excellent cosmetic results, every time
  • Create your own shade guide, designed to match the VITAPAN® Classical Shade Guide in a hands-on session
  • Gain 3 hours of verifiable CPD

3M ESPE's Filtek™ Supreme XTE Universal Restorative is ideal for creating natural aesthetics. It offers a system that is simple enough to create beautiful, uncomplicated restorations using a single shade, but its versatility allows the dentist to expand to a dual shade or a more extensive multi-layering technique when desired. A true nanocomposite, Filtek Supreme XTE Universal Restorative delivers exceptional handling, lasting polish and outstanding strength in the anterior and posterior1.

1. 3M ESPE Dental Products. Filtek Supreme XTE Universal Restorative Technical Product Profile (2010).

The founders of StyleItaliano: Prof. Angelo Putignano and Dr. Walter Devoto
The founders of StyleItaliano: Prof. Angelo
Putignano and Dr. Walter Devoto

The perfect partnership

Founded by Prof. Angelo Putignano and Dr. Walter Devoto, StyleItaliano is a collaboration of recognised specialists with a passion for dental composites. Their goal is to teach dentists a simplified composite layering technique without compromising quality or aesthetic results.

The StyleItaliano members are experts in colour, materials and conservative dentistry. Their philosophy involves creating recipes using a top quality composite, and training dentists in a simple, reproducible, consistent technique that will bring excellent aesthetics to their every-day restorative procedures.

3M ESPE is excited to collaborate with StyleItaliano to provide dentists with the materials and expertise that enhances the art of dentistry worldwide.

Workshops

Workshops

StyleItaliano is a worldwide movement centered around making beautiful restorations simple and easy to create in today's modern world. Rather than focusing on complicated laying techniques, which can be time consuming and costly for both the practitioner and patient, the StyleItaliano philosophy involves using simple recipes using just two shades… to create beautiful, consistent and reproducible results.

To learn more about StyleItaliano we are holding StyleItaliano Masterclasses across the UK. At these masterclasses:

  • Discover the beauty of simple restorations using tailored StyleItaliano recipes
  • Learn how to produce excellent cosmetic results, every time
  • Create your own shade guide, designed to match the VITAPAN® Classical Shade Guide in a hands-on session
  • Gain 3 hours of verifiable CPD

StyleItaliano Masterclass with Dr Andrew Denny (BDTA Showcase), 18 October 2013

StyleItaliano Masterclass with Dr Andrew Denny (BDTA Showcase)

18 October 2013, 09:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 16:00
BDTA Dental Showcase, NEC Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT
Dr. Andrew Denny BDS MFGDP(UK) MGDS RSC(Eng)
Price: £49

Morning Course Agenda:

  • 09.00 Registration and Coffee
  • 09.30 Introduction to StyleItalino
  • 10.00 Hands-on Session
  • 12.00 Q&A and Close

Afternoon Course Agenda:

  • 13.00 Registration and Coffee
  • 13.30 Introduction to StyleItalino
  • 15.00 Hands-on Session
  • 16.00 Q&A and Close

About the Speaker:

Dr. Denny is joint principal of Twenty 2 Dental, a private cosmetic & implant practice in Weston-super-Mare, UK, where he receives referrals for Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry. He is particularly interested in Cosmetic Dentistry and multidisciplinary care often combining Short Term Orthodontics and cosmetic treatments having studied extensively in the USA, Europe and the UK. Dr. Denny has lectured and taught dentists and their teams, nationally and internationally on the Six Month Smiles system, Cosmetic Dentistry and Implantology. He is a Clinical Instructor for Six Month Smiles in the UK.

Alongside his lecturing and teaching, Dr. Denny has authored numerous articles in dental journals covering a wide range of topics such as Short Term Orthodontics, Cosmetic and Implant dentistry.

Dr. Denny is a WINNER of a prestigious Aesthetic Dentistry Award 2013, for the Restorative Case - Full Mouth Category. He is a Full member of The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, British Periodontal Society, the International Team for Implantology, the Association of Dental Implantology and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

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StyleItaliano Masterclass with Dr Jonathan Swarbrigg (Hull), 06 November 2013

StyleItaliano Masterclass with Dr Jonathan Swarbrigg (Hull)

06 November 2013, 18.00 to 21.30
Holiday Inn Hull Marina, Holiday Inn Hull Marina, Castle St, Hull, North Humberside HU1 2BX
Dr. Jonathan Swarbrigg BChD (Leeds) MFGDP (UK) DipRestDent RCS (Eng)
Price: £49

Agenda:

  • 18.00 Welcome and Buffet
  • 18.30 Introduction to Style Italiano
  • 19.30 Hands-on Session
  • 21.30 Q&A and Close

About the Speaker:

Dr Jon Swarbrigg graduated from the University of Leeds Dental School in 1992. Following graduation he joined Farsley Dental Practice as an associate and became Principle Dentist in 1999. Dr Swarbrigg has specialised in complex restorative work including Implants and undertakes referral work for simple and complex cases. In addition, he has undertaken further training in composite resins with Dietchi, Fahl, Vanini, Klaff and Devoto. He has worked with most leading manufacturers’ products extensively and lectures to dentists in the use of anterior and posterior composite restorations providing hands on training.

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StyleItaliano Masterclass with Dr Anoup Nandra (Birmingham), 07 November 2013

StyleItaliano Masterclass with Dr Anoup Nandra (Birmingham)

07 November 2013, 18.00 to 21.30
National Motorcycle Museum, Coventry Rd, Bickenhill, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 0EJ
Dr Anoup Nandra BDS (U.Birm) MFGDP RCS(UK) MJDF RCS(UK) Dip.Imp.Dent. (UCL)
Price: £49

Agenda:

  • 18.00 Welcome and Buffet
  • 18.30 Introduction to Style Italiano
  • 19.30 Hands-on Session
  • 21.30 Q&A and Close

About the Speaker:

Since graduating from the University of Birmingham, Dr. Nandra has continued his education, focusing on cosmetic restorative dentistry and implantology. Dr Nandra achieved the MFGDP and MJDF early in his career and has continued his restorative training through the Diploma in Restorative Dentistry programme with the Royal college of Surgeons. He has recently been awarded a distinction in the Diploma of Implant Dentistry "The Eastman Dental Hospital".Dr Nandra has been a clinical tutor at the University of Birmingham and has had successful years as a vocational trainer. He is a mentor for the ADI and for SAAD. Dr Nandra works at the Edgbaston Dental Centre and now limits his dentistry to implant based treatment and restorative dentistry.

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StyleItaliano Masterclass with Dr Kate Winstone (London), 28 November 2013

StyleItaliano Masterclass with Dr Kate Winstone (London)

28 November 2013, 18.00 to 21.30
Square Mile Dental Centre, 7-9 White Kennett St, London E1 7BS
Dr Kate Winstone PhD (U. London), BDS (U. London), MFGDP (UK)

Price: £49

Agenda:

  • 18.00 Welcome and Buffet
  • 18.30 Introduction to Style Italiano
  • 19.30 Hands-on Session
  • 21.30 Q&A and Close

About the Speaker:

Dr. Katharine Winstone qualified at Kings College Hospital Dental School in 1980 and, after working as a House Officer. Katharine then studied in the Department of Oral Pathology for PhD which was awarded in 1986. Kate and her husband Huw, built their own Dental Practice in New Ash Green and have worked there together since 1985. They have 3 children but Kate has managed to develop interests in Expert Witness Reporting as well as Aesthetic Composite Restorative work and has helped to run courses on Composite layering and posterior composite restorations, in conjunction with 3M for the last 4 years.

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Clinical Cases

With the simple reproducible two-colour layering technique for Filtek™ Supreme XTE developed by StyleItaliano you can now easily mimic the appearance of natural teeth with highly aesthetic restorations in just a few steps. All you need is two opacities of the 3M ESPE’s Filtek™ Supreme XTE Universal Restorative and the exclusive StyleItaliano colour recipes. In the following clinical cases you can see great examples of different restoration styles this method can be used for, while being introduced to the different colour recipes.


Focus Case: Class IV Composite Restoration

StyleItaliano Focus Case: Class IV Composite Restoration Recipe

Filtek™ Supreme XTE Universal Restorative, Recipe A2

An adult patient came in practice dissatisfied with an old composite restoration on his central upper incisors. Two class IV restorations were performed following the A2 Recipe with Filtek™ Supreme XTE Universal Restorative.

 
StyleItaliano Focus Case: Class IV Composite Restoration: Initial Situation

Initial situation

StyleItaliano Focus Case: Class IV Composite Restoration: Shade selection

Shade selection using the Vitapan® Classical Shade Guide resulting in shade A2.

StyleItaliano Focus Case: Class IV Composite Restoration: Restoration removal

Removal of the restorations and preparation of the bevel with a diamond bur.

 
StyleItaliano Focus Case: Class IV Composite Restoration: Silicone guide creation

Silicone guide created according to the wax-up fabricated in the lab. Limits of the restorations are recorded with a sharp instrument (e. g. LM-Arte Fissura).

StyleItaliano Focus Case: Class IV Composite Restoration: Inscribed limits

Note the inscribed limits of the restorations.

StyleItaliano Focus Case: Class IV Composite Restoration: Building up palatal layer

Placement of the palatal layer, A3 Enamel.

 
StyleItaliano Focus Case: Class IV Composite Restoration: Palatal layer positioning

After the bonding procedure, the silicone guide with palatal enamel layer is placed into position.

StyleItaliano Focus Case: Class IV Composite Restoration: Attached palatal enamel

Palatal enamel layer in place after curing.

StyleItaliano Focus Case: Class IV Composite Restoration: Proximal wall build-up

Restoration of the proximal walls with A3 Enamel.

 
StyleItaliano Focus Case: Class IV Composite Restoration: Enamel buid-up

Palatal and proximal walls restored with A3 Enamel.

StyleItaliano Focus Case: Class IV Composite Restoration: Dentine placement

Placement of the A2 Dentine. Creation of the 0.5mm space for the enamel layer is facilitated with an appropriate instrument (e.g. LM-Arte Misura).

StyleItaliano Focus Case: Class IV Composite Restoration: Mamelons creation

Creation of the mamelons.

 
StyleItaliano Focus Case: Class IV Composite Restoration: Result after dentine curing

Dentine layer in place after curing.

StyleItaliano Focus Case: Class IV Composite Restoration: Facial layer application

Application of the facial layer, A3 Enamel, with a predefined thickness of 0.5mm.

StyleItaliano Focus Case: Class IV Composite Restoration: Final result

Final restoration

 

Semi-Direct Composite Veneer

StyleItaliano Semi-Direct Composite Veneer Restoration

Filtek™ Supreme XTE Universal Restorative, Recipe A1

A young patient presented himself with a misaligned lateral incisor. He wished to correct the position of the tooth by following the minimal invasive principles.

 
StyleItaliano Semi-Direct Composite Veneer Restoration: Initial situation

Initial situation.

StyleItaliano Semi-Direct Composite Veneer Restoration: Palatal view

Palatal view.

StyleItaliano Semi-Direct Composite Veneer Restoration: Dentine application

After cleaning the tooth, the first layer of A1 Dentine is applied. Mamelons are created and the composite is cured.

 
StyleItaliano Semi-Direct Composite Veneer Restoration: Enamel application

A 0.5mm layer of A3 Enamel is applied and light-cured.

StyleItaliano Semi-Direct Composite Veneer Restoration: Veneer removal for finishing and polishing

The veneer is gently removed with a fine instrument (e.g. LM-Arte Eccesso), then finished and polished.

StyleItaliano Semi-Direct Composite Veneer Restoration: Veneer cementation

Cementation of the veneer and removal of excess.

 
StyleItaliano Semi-Direct Composite Veneer Restoration: Final result

Final restoration

 

Good to know

  • An excellent solution when one wants to achieve optimum results in a single appointment.
  • Allows one to re-evaluate the shape, and to finish and polish the restoration much more accurately.

Indirect Composite Veneers

StyleItaliano Class III and IV Composite Restorations

Filtek™ Supreme XTE Universal Restorative, Recipe A3

The following case shows how to restore the smile of a patient who presents severe abrasion on his upper incisors. The restoration is conducted both in the dental practice and the laboratory.

 
StyleItaliano Indirect Composite Veneers Restoration: Initial situation

Initial situation.

StyleItaliano Indirect Composite Veneers Restoration: Wax design

Wax design prepared in the lab after preliminary impression.

StyleItaliano Indirect Composite Veneers Restoration: Reconstructing edges

A guide from the waxing will help reconstruct the incisal edges (A3 Dentine).

 
StyleItaliano Indirect Composite Veneers Restoration: Direct reconstruction result

Result of direct reconstruction using A3 Dentine. Final impression is now taken.

StyleItaliano Indirect Composite Veneers Restoration: Veneers

Veneers created in the lab with Filtek™ Supreme XTE Universal Restorative following the recipe: A3 Dentine and A3 Enamel.

StyleItaliano Indirect Composite Veneers Restoration: Cementation of vaneer

Cementation of the veneer and removal of excess.

 
StyleItaliano Indirect Composite Veneers Restoration: Final result

Final restoration

 

Good to know

  • Indirect composite veneers are an excellent alternative to porcelain veneers, especially in patients with dysfunctional occlusion. This technique allows corrections or, if necessary, repair over time.
  • In this case no tooth preparation was needed.
  • The dental technician can use Filtek™ Supreme XTE Universal Restorative for the lab created veneers, simplifying the colour selection.
  • Recommendation: roughen the inner surface of the veneer and always condition the natural enamel with orthophosphoric acid as part of the cementation process.

Class III and IV Composite Restorations

StyleItaliano Class III and IV Composite Restorations

Filtek™ Supreme XTE Universal Restorative, Recipe A3.5

An adult patient comes in the practice dissatisfied with his old restorations. The restorations presented staining, hence they were replaced with Filtek™ Supreme XTE Universal Restorative.

 
StyleItaliano Class III and IV Composite Restorations: Initial situation

Initial situation.

StyleItaliano Class III and IV Composite Restorations: Margin polishing

Margins of the preparations are carefully polished with a silicone rubber cone.

StyleItaliano Class III and IV Composite Restorations: Palatal view

Palatal view of the preparation. Silicone guide cannot be prepared in this case.

 
StyleItaliano Class III and IV Composite Restorations: Dentine application

After bonding procedure, A4 Dentine is applied carefully to leave enough space for the 0.5mm enamel layer. Note convex matrix defining the mesial contour and contact.

StyleItaliano Class III and IV Composite Restorations: Enamel layer placement and finishing

The A3 Enamel layer is placed and finishing begins with a multi-blade finishing bur, ideal for Filtek™ Supreme XTE Universal Restorative.

StyleItaliano Class III and IV Composite Restorations: Final result

Final restoration

 

Good to know

  • In Class III restorations, it is recommended to make a long vestibular bevel with a bur. The edges have to be polished perfectly with disks or rubberized cones.
  • The convex matrix is ideal for managing a good contact point.

Class III Composite Restoration

StyleItaliano Class III Composite Restoration

Filtek™ Supreme XTE Universal Restorative, Recipe A4

The following case is focusing on restoring a fractured restoration on the upper central and lateral incisors of an adult patient. The shade is taken using the custom made shade guides with Filtek™ Supreme XTE Universal Restorative.

 
StyleItaliano Class III Composite Restorations: Initial situation

Initial situation.

StyleItaliano Class III Composite Restorations: Shade selection

Shade selection with the A3 and A4 shade tabs made from Filtek™ Supreme XTE Universal Restorative using the “My Shade Guide Mini Kit – Smile Line” (for more details see tab “Shade Guide”).

StyleItaliano Class III Composite Restorations: Shade match

The A4 shade is chosen as the best match.

 
StyleItaliano Class III Composite Restorations: Final preparation

Final preparation prior to bonding procedure.

StyleItaliano Class III Composite Restorations: Dentine placement

Placement of the A4 Dentine layer, leaving place for the 0.5mm Body layer.

StyleItaliano Class III Composite Restorations: Build-up of restoration

Placement of the inter-proximal matrix followed by the restoration of the distal wall of the central incisor and application of the final layer, A4 Body.

 
StyleItaliano Class III Composite Restorations: Final result

Final restoration

 

Good to know

  • The individual shade tabs made from Filtek™ Supreme XTE Universal Restorative according to the StyleItaliano recipes and layering technique help you make the right shade selection and achieve consistent aesthetic results.
  • In order to obtain a good contact point it is recommended to, first, restore one tooth and finish inter-proximally with an abrasive strip. Then restore the second tooth after inserting the second matrix and wooden wedge in the inter-proximal space.
  • The ideal consistency of Filtek Supreme XTE Universal Restorative helps position the dentine shade without the use of a matrix.

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Enlarge StyleItaliano Shade Guide Mini Kit

My Shade Guide Mini Kit

Step-by-step to your individual shade guide

The Shade Guide Mini Kit * designed by Smile Line company will help you create individual dual-layer shade guides with Filtek™ Supreme XTE Universal Restorative . The design of the shade guide mold respects the 0.5 thickness of the enamel recommended by Prof. Putignano and Dr. Devoto in the recipes they have specially created for Filtek™ Supreme XTE Universal Restorative. The shade guides you obtain can be used instead of the VITAPAN shade guides to take the shade of your patient when restoring a tooth with the 3M ESPE nanocomposite Filtek™ Supreme XTE Universal Restorative.

*Please see the user instructions and safety information of the manufacturer.
Enlarge StyleItaliano Shade Guide: Enamel from syringe

Apply a thin layer of enamel, according to your chosen recipe.

Enlarge StyleItaliano Shade Guide: Applying pressure to mold pieces

Place the transparent mould on top and apply pressure.

Enlarge StyleItaliano Shade Guide: First cure

Light cure through transparent mould for 20 seconds.

 
Enlarge StyleItaliano Shade Guide: Open enamel layer

Enamel layer with a thickness of 0.5mm.

Enlarge StyleItaliano Shade Guide: Dentine from syringe

Apply the dentine layer, according to your chosen recipe.

Enlarge StyleItaliano Shade Guide: Second cure

Place the transparent mould on top and light cure.

 
Enlarge StyleItaliano Shade Guide: Remove from mold

Remove composite tab from the mould.

Enlarge StyleItaliano Shade Guide: Finish and polish

Finish and polish the composite tab.

Enlarge StyleItaliano Shade Guide: Bond pin

Apply a drop of glue and bond a pin on the tab.

 
Enlarge StyleItaliano Shade Guide: Completed tab

Completed shade tab.

 

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