In dental diagnostics it is extremely important for any material implanted in the body to be radiographically perceptible (visible on an x-ray) and distinguishable from disease effects and natural structures. SCHOTT offers an additive for dental filler materials that provides extremely high radiopacity and is also available in SCHOTT NanoFine® grain size. It is a suitable pigment for clearer x-ray visibility and can be silanated using a standard process.
The main advantages of adding SCHOTT’s radiopaque dental material to composite fillings, are improved visibility of dental caries as well as the possibility to observe the radiographic interface between tooth tissues and dental materials;
These benefits are reached through the following product characteristics of the radiopaque additive:
SCHOTT's radiopaque additive for dental fillings provides good differentiation between the filling and tooth structure on radiographs. Occurring cracks and cavities can be easily identified.
The raw materials are weighed and then mixed thoroughly. The glass batch is melted and homogenized. The clear glass plates are then milled to glass powders for dental applications.
The choice of melting technology depends on the composition and quality requirements of the individual glass type.
For further information on our available glasses, please go to the downloads tab.
Our standard packaging consists of sealed PE-bags in cardboard drums. For alternative packaging please contact us.
For more information on the different quality assurance programs, please click on our quality assurance processes page.