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3M ESPE Introduces Filtek™ Supreme XTE Universal Restorative

18 January 2010

Added simplicity and versatility from the nanotechnology leader.

Seefeld, Germany – (1st March, 2010) – Today, more than ever, dental professionals are interested in achieving life-like results in all their direct restorative applications; yet, they also require a simple approach. Enter 3M ESPE’s Filtek™ Supreme XTE Universal Restorative, the latest innovation in the Filtek™ line of restoratives. With the same excellent physical properties of Filtek™ Supreme XT Universal Restorative, the latest offering now brings an expanded range of body shades. This delivers more universal options for creating easy, natural-looking, one-shade restorations, while maintaining the composite’s versatility for dual or multi-layering techniques.

"Feedback from dental professionals is at the core of 3M ESPE innovation, and it’s what allows us to take a successful product and make it even better,” said Roland Richter, European Marketing Operations Manager. “With Filtek Supreme XTE, we’ve enhanced our leading technology to maintain the excellent handling dentists love while improving upon polish retention and simplifying the shading system."

This unique technology allows further advancements including improved handling of translucent shades, as well as enhanced fluorescence and better polish retention with dentin, enamel and body opacities. Beyond the product attributes, additional simplification is seen in the form of new, bold labeling and color-coded opacities, which simplify the shade selection process. Additionally, translucent shades are now available in capsule delivery.

As the first and only composite system to incorporate true nanotechnology, the Filtek Supreme line has gained a strong following over the past six years for its ability to provide the polish and polish retention of a microfill, while maintaining the strength and wear properties of a modern hybrid.