Tools of the trade: G-ænial composite


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by Dr Neha Gupta, New Smiles Dental, Preston, VIC

I use G-aenial composite for all of my everyday posterior restorations. It’s great with everything from class ones to class fives and even larger cavities. I’ve also used it for cusp build-ups.

What’s good about it

This composite doesn’t stick to the instrument which allows for a nice manipulation of the material. G-ænial also has a lengthier working time that makes it easier to shape and sculpt to create a natural, anatomical form.

I am using the capsules and they’re a great adjunct when doing class two restoration. They achieve a nice seal that avoids micro leakage at the junction of the dentine and the composite. I’ve taken post-op X-rays and have been very happy with the marginal seal.

It can be compressed without the need for a bonding agent which would actually diminish the quality of the restoration. The shade matching is excellent. I’m usually able to achieve good results with just one shade. Very occasionally, I’ll need to use multi-shades with this composite. 

G-aenial is a good all-round material with nice dimensional stability. When I see my restorations during recall appointments, they look great. The wear-and-tear is not as rapid as the other composites I’ve used.

What’s not so good 

It’s an excellent composite for posterior work but there are other composites that have better polishability and shade matching compared to G-ænial.

Where did you get it

Henry Schein

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