The C-Shape is a composite instrument that has removable silicone tips at the working ends. The silicone tips make this the best way to handle and place composite.
This is the fastest way to place the perfect filling, completely bypassing the traditional challenges like pitting, pull back, voids or gaps.
Types of Tips
There are two main tip designs, both made of silicone. These include the rounded tip and the flat tip. The rounded tip is designed to condense the composite into the prepared site. It is ideal for the contouring of the occlusal and lingual surface. The flat tip is designed to finely mold and shape the materials in a brush-like manner. This tip is great for anterior restorations.
In the words of your colleagues
- Denser restoration
- The size of the tip is magic
- There are no voids
- There are no overhangs
- There are no bubbles
- It’s easier to use
- It saves time
- The tips are disposable
- It saves material and money in the long run
- It requires less polishing
- The tips are flexible
- It has the feather-like finishing of class IV
- It’s self-explanatory
- There are fewer follow-ups
- It’s a minor investment when you consider the outcomes
- It follows tooth contours
- It’s faster
The C-Shape has been tested with various different composites, ranging from sticky to hard. All of them can be placed while consistently eliminating voids and gaps. With the tips, there is no pullback, and if you can contour with the use a lubricating agent such as alcohol or bonding agent you can actually burnish the composite pre-cure.
Not only can you use it for contouring composites, but you can also use the C-Shape for placing sealants using the round tip. It has proved to be more effective and efficient. Traditionally explorers, micro brushes, and cotton tip applicators are usually used for putting sealants in place. With the c shape you get the perfect sealant i.e. “feel it but can’t see it”.