Dentapreg® UFM is the latest Dentapreg® innovation. It is a unique fiber-glass light-curing strip ideal for solving many everyday clinical situations and is indispensable in biomimetic and minimally invasive dentistry. Dentapreg® UFM is surprisingly thin (only 0.1 mm) and very formable, yet it has superior strength characteristics. As such, it can be used for a variety of different applications in restorative dentistry and minimally invasive prostethics: crown reinforcement, strengthening of large restorations, reinforcement of composite veneers and reconstruction of incisal edges (i.e. Class IV restorations).
Dentapteg® UFM was developed as a biomimmetic replacement of DEJ (dentino-enamel junction). The main function of Dentapreg® UFM is to mimic DEJ by spreading forces from occlusion and thus preventing stress concentration and cracks propagating from enamel to dentin. As a result, Dentapreg® UFM can significantly increase longevity of composite restorations.
Thanks to the special blend of light-curing resin used for strip impregnation, Dentapreg® UFM (just as all other Dentapreg® products) is compatible with all light-curing C&B and flowable composite materials. Working with Dentapreg® UFM is fast, easy and safe. It does not require using any special techniques, materials or instruments.
What distinguishes Dentapreg® UFM from other strips is its thinness and adaptability. The ultra thin strip is only 0.1 mm thick and as such requires virtually no additional tooth preparation. It adapts perfectly to any shape of a crown. It has a low shape memory which means it is very easy to shape and apply because it does not have tendency to strengthen itself after being bent.