C-Shape is an instrument system that consists of a stainless-steel handle with undercuts on each end to hold the removable silicone tips in place. It also helps prevent the professional from pushing through the end of the tip. It is revolutionary in its design, and you can order one at www.cshapeit.com or by calling 888-311-1491.
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 then designed to finely mold and shape the materials in a brush-like manner. This tip is great for anterior restorations.
There are many advantages to using C-Shape!
- 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 manipulated while consistently eliminating voids – all with different contouring. With the tips, there is no pullback, and you can contour without having to use a lubricating agent such as isopropyl alcohol.
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. Once again, with C-Shape there’s no pullback, so you don’t have to worry about bubbles or flaking after the sealant has been put in place.