3M ESPE Filtek Z350 XT Universal Restorative is a visible light-activated composite designed for use in anterior and posterior restorations. All shades are radiopaque. A dental adhesive, such as those manufactured by 3M ESPE, is used to permanently bond the restoration to the tooth structure.
The restorative is available in a wide variety of Dentin, Body, Enamel and Translucent shades. It is packaged in syringes and single-dose capsules.
Indications for Use
Filtek Z350 XT restorative is indicated for use in:
• Direct anterior and posterior restorations (including occlusal surfaces)
• Core build-ups
• Indirect restorations (including inlays, onlays and veneers)
Excellent polish and better polish retention than a microfill
Wide range of shades and opacities
Simple to Use:
Expanded selection of Body shades
Color-coded by opacity
Bold, easy-to-read labels
Improved handling of Translucent shades
Wear resistance equivalent of Filtek™ Z350XT Universal Restorative
Outstanding strength for anterior and posterior use
Direct anterior and posterior restorations (Classes I, II, III, IV and V)
Minimally Invasive Dentistry (MID)
Sandwich technique with glass ionomer resin material
Indirect anterior and posterior restorations including inlays, onlays and veneers
The system is comprised of four opacities, listed here in decreasing order of opacity: Dentin (most opaque), Body, Enamel and then Translucent (very transparent). The opacity differences are illustrated in Figure 1. The clarity of the print under the 1 mm composite discs exhibits the opacity.
The Translucent shades are very clear, hence the print appears relatively unchanged from the surrounding type. The Enamel shades have opacity similar to tooth enamel. The print is slightly fuzzy but very readable through the disc. The Body shades are slightly more opaque, less translucent than the Enamel shades to enable use in single shade restorations.
The print is still readable but very fuzzy. Dentin shades have the highest opacity. In multi-shade restorations, the Dentin shades are used to replace the more opaque dentin tooth structure, alter underlying dentin color and block shine-through in anterior restorations.
The shade system is based on the VITAPAN Classical shade system with the following exceptions: For bleached teeth: White Dentin, Body and Enamel (WD, WB, WE), Extra White Body and Enamel (XWB and XWE) For cervical restorations: A6B and B5B Translucent shades: Clear, Blue, Gray and Amber
The shade offering was modified from Filtek Supreme XT Universal Restorative. The differences in the shade offering include a reduction in the Dentin shades (eliminated A6D, C6D, XWD).
The Body shade offering was broadened by adding A6B and B5B for cervical restorations and D3B. An Enamel shade, XWE, was also added. Additionally, the Violet and Yellow Translucent shades were replaced with Blue and Amber Translucent.
The chart to the left also demonstrates the color coding used in the Filtek Z350 XT Universal Restorative system. The darker the color code, the more opaque the composite.
3M ESPE's unique nanofiller technology gives your restorations the best of strength and esthetics.
Our nanocomposite is built from individual and unique clusters of nanometer-sized particles which are chemically bound within the matrix
The nanoclusters shear at a rate similar to the wear of the surrounding resin matrix during abrasion
The result is a smoother surface for long-term polish retention.
Confidence that your anterior and posterior restorations will have a lasting, lifelike glossy appearance.
With competitive nanohybrids larger particles wear differently, impacting polish retention.
(l to r) Filtek™ Z350XT Universal Restorative, Venus Universal Restorative, EsthetX HD Universal Restorative
Wear-resistance similar to enamel.
Wear-resistance equal to Filtek Supreme Plus Universal Restorative¹
In a 5-year clinical study, Filtek Supreme Plus restorative showed it wears like enamel²
¹ In vitro data on file
² Katholic University Leuven – In vivo clinical study
Source: 3M ESPE internal data
Source: 3M ESPE internal data
This optical analysis compares the surfaces of Filtek™ Z350XT Universal Restorative (Dentin, Enamel, Body shade) and a leading nano-optimized composite (right) after toothbrush abrasion.
Source: 3M ESPE internal data
1) Direct anterior and posterior restorations (Classes I, II, III, IV and V)
2) Minimally Invasive Dentistry (MID)
3) Sandwich technique with glass ionomer resin material
4) Cusp buildup
5) Core buildup
7) Indirect anterior and posterior restorations including inlays, onlays and veneers
One composite can do it all.
There was a time when you needed a h6 composite for posterior fillings, and a highly esthetic composite for anterior work. Now, ONE composite is h6 and esthetic enough to do it all. Beautiful enough for anterior restorations and h6 enough to withstand the rigors of chewing in posterior restorations.
Amalgam filling replaced by Filtek Z350 XT Universal Restorative in a posterior restoration.
Photo courtesy of Dr. Grant Chyz.
Posterior restoration created using two shades of Filtek Z350 XT Universal Restorative: A1E and A1B.
Photo courtesy of Dr. Liebenberg
Anterior restoration created using multiple shades of Filtek Z350 XT Universal Restorative: A2B, A2E, CT and White tint.*
Photos courtesy of Dr. Cathia Bergeron, College of Dentistry, University of Iowa.
* Not a 3M ESPE product.
Anterior restoration created using multiple shades of Filtek Z350 XT Universal Restorative: CT, WD, BT, and WE.
Photos courtesy of Dr. Sillas Duarte, Jr. Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, Cleveland Ohio
Restoration created using three shades (A3D, A3.5D, A1E) of Filtek Z350 XT Universal Restorative.
Photo courtesy of Dr. Gabriel Krastl, Department of Periodontology, Endodontics and Cariology, University of Basel, Switzerland.
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