Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Nobio's Infinix Composite Continues to Impress in Clinical Trial


As many of you know, I've been fortunate enough to be able to work with the new composite from Nobio called Infinix.  The cool thing about Nobio is they are not a restorative company, they are a "chemical company".  By that I mean they are not just looking to change dental restoratives, but also to change the way a lot of things are made by adding their bacterial killing molecules to those products.

Infinix is a composite material created to kill bacteria that comes into contact with it.  If it follows through in the real world as it has in the lab, this may be a total game changer for the profession and the patients we serve.

Here in the U.S. I think I might have been the first dentist to actually place an Infinix restoration.  While I am truly honored to be able to say that, I also think that means it's my job to let the rest of the profession know what I've experienced.  

I'll continue to provide updates, but I've got to say that things are "so far, so good".  I'm about 20 restorations into my trial and I have nothing but good things to say at this time.

The above photo shows a MO and DO restoration done with the material.  I currently only have one shade to work with and that is A-2.  I tell you that because in the clinical photo it is easy to spot the material.  The good news is that it is close enough that they are not noticeable except to those in the profession.  The patients who have received these restorations have been very happy with them.  The company is planning on more shades in the future, but at this point, they wanted to get material to me to use and A-2 was the first shade available.

The material handles well.  It is not sticky and is easy to place.  I prefer to use warm composite and I'm happy to say that the warm material handles as expected.  I prefer to prep with a 2-3mm bevel at the cavosurface margin and it finishes very well.  I tend to use micro-fine finishing diamonds first and then to polish with Ultradent Jiffy Polishers finishing with the Jiffy Brush.

The material polishes well and has a nice shine after polish.

The real benefit of course should be the long term viability of the materials.  I am placing these restorations across a wide spectrum of patients and will follow them carefully as they come in for recare.  It's a nice material to use, but my real hope is that it increases the life span of our restorations.

I'll be posting more as my experience progresses...

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