Monday, July 12, 2021

VOCO's VisCalor Bulk Continues to Impress


I wanted to make a post today to bring readers up to speed on my continuing work with VisCalor Bulk from VOCO.

I began working with the material in October or November of 2020.  I had always been a fan of heated composite.  I had been using the Calset device from Addent for at least 15 years.  I *loved* how easy it was to place and work with warmed composite.

When VOCO approached me about working with VisCalor Bulk, the idea of a heated AND bulk filled material was immediately intriguing.

Since my initial exposure to the material, I've had nothing but good experiences with it.  The warming gun makes the material easy to place and the redesigned compule makes placing the material simple and effortless.  

VOCO redesigned the composite compule for this material.  The tip is 10mm in length and 2mm in diameter.  That means that the tip can be easily placed to the floor of the proximal box in a Class II restoration.  This allows the operator to easily fill the prep in a "back filling" type procedure while keeping the tip immersed in the material.  That means voids are not a concern.  All you need to do is prep, heat, fill, and sculpt.

When you add to all of that the fact that the material is incredibly aesthetic, it's a win-win-win product.  The case below is a great display of the material's aesthetics.   The preoperative shade was taken and determined to be A-2.  After competing the preparations and getting ready to fill, we realized that we were out of VisCalor Bulk shade A-2.  I discussed the situation with the patient and it was decided to proceed with shade A-1.   As you can see from the post-fill photo, the shade, even though wrong, still worked out very well.  The takeaway from this case is that if the material looks this good using the wrong shade, imagine what it will look like when you use the right shade.

Now that you've seen the photos, I can say with certainty that is I write this, VisCalor Bulk is one of the most aesthetic materials  I have ever used.

I now have about 9 months of clinical experience with the material and I cannot remember one bad situation with it.  The product was highly recommended when I tested it... and I still rate it as highly recommended today.  You owe it to yourself to check this out!

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