My favorite Ultradent product hasn’t been invented yet. I’ve always said, “Driven by gorgeous change shall have no top; if it were not so, mediocrity would be our lot.”
As Ultradent strives to listen to the needs of those we serve, while we also listen to our marketplace, we look forward to continuing to work hard to provide the best-quality, minimally invasive products that will raise the bar in dentistry and improve oral health globally. However, if I had to choose my favorite Ultradent product(s), although it’s difficult, I would have to say that our tissue management line still takes the cake. It brings value to all dentists and to all restorations out there. It improves and increases the quality of dentistry more than any other line of products.
Within tissue management, Astringedent X can’t be beat, hands down. More acidic than regular ViscoStat or Astringedent, this is the product that stops the bleeding, no matter what the case.
When I was in dental school at Loma Linda University, I developed a passion for full-mouth reconstruction and quickly realized that when it comes to restorative dentistry, “making a good impression” is the most important aspect of the entire process—both for the patient and for the dentist. The number one reason that crowns fail at the margin is due to poor impressions. The most common reasons that these impressions fail is due to poor tissue management to start with. Over time, soft tissues will heal, but leaky, poor-fitting margins never heal. It’s up to us as clinicians to take responsibility and do whatever we have to do to take control of the quality of our adhesive dentistry and impression making. Hemostatics like Astringedent X and the other products in Ultradent’s tissue management line allow clinicians to deliver their impression material to the sulcus, subgingivally, in a controlled, predictable manner.