What sets it apart?
This past March, Ultradent introduced MTAFlow™ mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) repair cement, made especially for pulpotomies, pulp capping, root-end filling, apexification, perforation repair, and root resorption.
MTA endodontic repair cements, including MTAFlow repair cement, are used in numerous endodontic procedures and form a layer of hydroxyapatite after the clinician expresses the product into the canal. Dr. Carlos Ramos, an endodontist, says: “One of the truly beneficial advancements in dentistry has been the introduction of mineral trioxide aggregate repair cements into endodontic treatment. The development of bioceramic-based materials has greatly improved pulp cappings, pulpotomies, the treatment of open apices, apicoectomies (retrograde fillings), and accidental perforation and resorption repairs.”
Yes, the chemistry itself has indeed greatly improved the science and practice of endodontics for patients and clinicians alike, but it hasn’t been without its downfalls. Dr. Ramos continues: “Even though MTA has proven to be an excellent repair material, the biggest weakness of both white and gray MTA cements is that they are not easy to use. The delivery of MTA to different sites inside the tooth has emerged as a major challenge. The handling of MTA based on powder and pure water mixtures resembles the handling of wet sand in some aspects, or it loses consistency in the presence of excess liquid, even at the proportions recommended by the manufacturer. MTA is not easy to mix and is even harder to deliver to the right spot without making a mess, as it can stick to metal instruments better than it attaches to the cavity walls or to itself. A variety of different tools and guns have appeared on the market to facilitate the placement of MTA, but have not presented the proposed easy and accurate delivery.”
However, Ultradent’s MTAFlow repair cement allows for quick and easy mixing to the clinician’s desired thickness and achieves a smooth consistency thanks to the ultrafine-grained powder and proprietary gel mixing medium. In fact, MTAFlow cement is the only mineral trioxide aggregate repair cement specifically designed for smooth and easy expression through a tip as small as Ultradent’s 29 ga NaviTip® tip.Additionally, the mixing ratio of the powder and water-based gel components of MTAFlow repair cement can be varied in order to achieve various consistencies. A thin consistency can be delivered through a delivery tip for applications that demand more accuracy and control such as apexification, resorption, or an apical plug procedure. A thicker consistency allows for pulp capping, pulp chamber perforation, and pulpotomy procedures. Mixing MTAFlow repair cement into a putty-like consistency allows the clinician to perform root filling procedures as well.
To learn more about what sets Ultradent’s MTAFlow repair cement apart from similar products on the market, visit www.ultradent.com.
This information was provided by Ultradent Products Inc.