Fargo, ND Dentist - Dental Materials
At Lundstrom Family Dentistry it is our mission to provide our patients with comprehensive dental care. Through open communication and respect, we create trust and value with our educated patients. In order to maintain this mission and provide you with the information needed to make an informed decision, regarding your care, we have provided documentation to reflect the use of BPA (bisphenol A) free products in our practice along with a list of other materials we use.
Please reference the documentation below for this information. We have also provided links to the manufacturer websites for your reference.
Statements from Manufacturers regarding BPA:
Statements from Manufacturers regarding Fluoride:
Product: Admira Fusion (composite)
"Fluorides aren't used in Admira Fusion. Neither as a single ingredient nor "hidden" in
the glass filler particle." Dr. Matthias Mehring, Knowledge Communication Manager
Manufacturer: 3M ESPE
Product: Scotchbond Universal Adhesive (bonding system)
"Thank you for contacting 3M Oral Care. The Scotchbond Universal Adhesive does not intentionally contain any fluoride or fluoride-releasing agents. There are no fluorine or fluoride-containing components intentionally added to 3M™ ESPE™ Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive." Dayna Dreher, Senior Product Responsibility Liaison
Manufacturer: 3M ESPE
Product: Filtek Supreme Ultra Universal (flowable composite)
"Thank you for contacting 3M Oral Care. 3M™ ESPE™ Filtek™ Supreme Ultra Universal Restorative contains a component with fluorine; however, it is not intended to release free fluoride ion. This component’s only purpose is to assist with the curing process." Dayna Dreher | Sr. Product Responsibility Liaison
Manufacturer: Ivoclar Vivadent
Product: Helioseal (sealant)
"In the scientific documentation is where you would find this information. Unfortunately we do not have a letter that states it's fluoride free, only in the information that I originally sent to you." Devon Gude, Customer Service Clinical Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc
1.4.1 Chemical properties
Most fissure sealants on the market are filled or unfilled, one- or two-component materials.
Most of them contain methacrylate, e.g. bis-GMA, as the resin base. In addition to resinbased
sealants, glass-ionomer cements are also used for fissure sealing. There are fissure
sealants with or without fluoride release and self- or light-cured ones. Self-curing (chemically
curing) fissure sealants incorporate a catalyst, usually benzoyl peroxide, which initiates
polymerization. Light-curing sealants are polymerized with the help of an appropriate light
source. The polymerization of these sealants is also initiated by a catalyst (e.g.
camphorquinone), which absorbs light of a specified wavelength.
Most fissure sealants – including the Helioseal products – are light-cured. Generally, the
tooth structure has to be conditioned with etching gel prior to applying the sealant.
Composition of Straumann Implants:
We have discs of each implant material available. If you would like to be tested for compatibility, with the materials that you are considering, we can provide you with a sample disc of the material. You can bring this sample to your health care provider to test your bodies response to the material. We want to thank Straumann for providing us with the composition for their metal and ceramic implants.
Please reference the links below regarding the composition of materials used in our Cerec Crowns. We have also included images of the IdentCeram Certificates showing the exact materials and composition.
(Kuraray America) 1-800-423-9762