Significantly less shrinkage
Glacier exhibits the lowest polymerisation shrinkage of 1.5%.(1) Glacier utilises longer resin chains with fewer monomer links to reduce shrinkage. Less links equate to less shrinkage. Lower shrinkage minimises sensitivity and microleakage; an effective seal against microleakage decreases the potential for secondary caries development.
Mean particle size
Glacier’s particle size distribution, with a mean size of 0.7 microns, optimizes wear resistance and polishability for anterior and posterior restorations.
Glacier’s optimum filler level maximises strength, and minimises wear and shrinkage. Glacier’s compressive strength of 375 MPa enhances longevity by withstanding mastication forces.
Glacier’s wear resistance prevents loss of anatomic form. Glacier ‘is extremely resistant to wear.’ (3)
Stae, a fluoride releasing single component bonding agent, exhibits uniform bonding to the tooth structure with no gaps or voids visible within the hybrid layer.
Dental Advisor rating
Glacier 91% approval rating. ‘Consultants who used Glacier initially continued to use it and noted that it was as good as or better than the material they previously used.’ ‘Nice esthetics.’ (5)
- Anterior restorations
- Posterior restorations
- Core build up
- Class I, II, III, IV, V