Invisible Margins

ESTELITE ASTERIA introduces a new simplified 2-step layering concept. This comprehensive system is comprised of minimal shades; just 7 Body shades and 5 Enamel shades cover the entire dental shade range.



Case courtesy of Dr. Noboru Takahashi

BODY Shades

The Body shades have excellent blending ability with less width of margin bevel thanks to their state-of-the-art optical properties. The Body shades provide some translucency with sufficient opacity to avoid shining hrough without the use of opaque or dentin shades. A1B-A4B shades blend with most natural dentition. The supplemental Body shade BL is recommended for high value bleached teeth and B3B is for yellowish teeth.


Case courtesy of Dr. Noboru Takahashi

ENAMEL Shades

The Enamel shades have compatible translucency as a substitute for natural enamel. The primary use of NE shade is for the anterior teeth and OcE is for the posterior occlusal area. The supplemental Body shade TE is for highly translucent anterior teeth, WE is for whitish enamel and YE is for discolored orangish enamel.


Simplified Layering. 2-Step Layering Concept.



The concept of bi-phase stratification is bound to the chromatic properties of Estelite ASTERIA which allow to use just two masses for obtaining highly aesthetic restorations, even in the anterior sectors.

The level of translucence of Body masses responds incredibly well to the thicknesses used, allowing to use just one mass,even in the passing cavities, such as Classes IV.

The enamel masses complete the technique: they are conceived to be used in minimal thicknesses, giving a very natural aspect to the restoration.

Appropriately studied for the posteriors, the OcE enamel has excellent sculpting properties and wonderful aesthetics performances; depending on the thickness and on the anatomical modelling, the result will be a restoration with a tridimensional chromatic effect.

 

Class I

 

POSTOPERATIVE VIEW

Case courtesy of Dr. Noboru Takahashi

 

Class IV

 

POSTOPERATIVE VIEW

Case courtesy of Dr. Noboru Takahashi

Excellent Physical Properties



The Supra-Nano inorganic spherical filler contained in Estelite Asteria offers decreased polymerization shrinkage and competitive wear resistance.

*Not a registered trademark of Tokuyama Dental
Source: Tokuyama Dental R&D
*Not a registered trademark of Tokuyama Dental
Source: Tokuyama Dental R&D

Superior & Long Lasting Gloss.



The Supra-Nano Spherical filler in ESTELITE ASTERIA facilitates a very smooth surface with
superior gloss that is easily obtained with polishing and is sustained long term.

Filler SEM Images

ESTELITE ASTERIA

*Filtek Supreme XTE

*Venus Pearl


Gloss Retention (Thermal cycle 10,000 times)

ESTELITE ASTERIA

*Filtek Supreme XTE

*Venus Pearl



*Not a registered trademark of Tokuyama Dental
Source: Tokuyama Dental R&D