Bonded restorations can reduce clinicaal problems, such as postoperative sensititivity, marginal staining and recurrent caries by preventing microleakage at the restoration-tooth interface(3) Freedom has the highest bond strength to enamel.
- Cervical abrasion / erosion lesions
- Class V restorations
- Class III restorations
- Minimal Class I restorations
- Minimal Class II restorations
- Deciduous teeth restorations
- Geriatric Restorations
- Miscellaneous restorative repairs
Fluoride enhances caries prevention, remineralisation, and the inhibition of enamel demineralisation. In an aqueous environment, Freedom’s fluoride ions diffuse into the surrounding tooth from both the filler particles and resin.
Freedom has the optimal filler level for compomers, maximising strength and minimising wear.
Choice of shades(4)
Freedom is available in eight Vita equivalent shades. While most brands have the standard shades typical of composite resins, Freedom includes a number of darker shades that will facilitate the ageing patient in cervical areas.
Increased hydrolytic stability
Unlike other compomers, Freedom is resistant to breakdown in the oral environment. The resin system’s longer chain monomers ensures that the restoration maintains stability.
Optimal handling characteristics (5)
Freedom is “easy to place and has good handling characteristics. Bulk reduction is easily accomplished. Consultants also praised the delivery system, firmness of the material”
Freedom contains strontium glass which is chemically and biologically similar to calcium. Strontium glass is less electrospositive than barium glass, therefore less likely to decompose the resin bonds and breakdown the resin (6). The longer resin chains in Freedom resist breakdown and enhance stability in the oral environment.
Non Bisphenol A
Freedom avoids the controversy as it does not contain BisGMA nor its by product Bisphenol A.