Aesthetics with excellent handling

dental composite resin restorations for anterior teeth
Anterior Restoration

Complete solution that leaves every patient
with a naturally beautiful smile.

Anterior restoration solutions

For patients, a restoration means a beautiful smile that looks natural and creates confidence. For you, it means a practice that runs smoothly and efficiently. With more than 50% of restorative procedures being direct restorations, 3M has developed a trusted workflow that enables you to create aesthetic restorations which blend naturally with existing dentition and deliver predictable clinical outcomes.

3M dental solutions are recognised for their reliable clinical performance. Dental Advisor’s 15-year study​ awarded 3M™ Filtek™ Z350 XT Universal Restorative​ a performance rating of 96%, while 3M™ Single Bond Universal Adhesive boasts the most scientific evidence from peer-reviewed studies for a universal adhesive, according to Scopus®.

Learn more about the unique composition and properties of 3M dental composite resins and adhesives, and discover how they can provide your patients with beautiful smiles that last:

  • nanotechnology in composition of filtek Z350XT composite resins

    True nanotechnology

    Achieve brilliant polish retention and higher flexural and compressive strength with a blend of nanoclusters and nanoparticles found in 3M Filtek Z350 XT restoratives.

  • easy flow and handling for Filtek Z350 composites

    Exceptional handling

    3M Filtek™ Z350 XT Universal and Flowable restoratives offer a choice of viscosity and ability to hold its shape for ease in completing challenging restorations.

  • aesthetic properties of filtek Z350XT composite resin

    Excellent aesthetics

    3M composites feature a wide range of shades and opacities with natural-looking fluorescence for creating aesthetic restorations using any layering technique.

*2018 Dental Advisor’s 15 Year Clinical Evaluation. Learn more >


Dental class restorations

  • dental composites for class 3 restorations

    Class III

    The challenge for Class III restoration is matching the composite to existing dentition. Offering over 36 shades and 4 opacities, creating natural-looking restorations is a breeze with Filtek™ Z350 XT Universal Restorative​.

  • dental composites for class 4 restorations

    Class IV

    It can be time-consuming to rebuild the tooth structure layer-by-layer and make it look natural. Versatile and easy to handle, the Filtek Z350 XT Universal Restorative simplifies the multi-shade technique. Additionally, being a nanocomposite helps to enhance polish retention. 

  • dental composites for class 5 restorations

    Class V

    Cavities near the gingival area are small, irregular in shape, and moist. Work smarter using 3M™ Filtek™ Z350 XT Flowable Restorative​​. The composite resin adapts to any cavity and holds its shape when in place. Use it in conjunction with 3M™ Single Bond Universal Adhesive for secure bonding onto all surfaces.

For best results, use the versatile 3M Single Bond Universal Adhesive​. It reliably bonds on moist or dry dentin and complements any etching technique.


The StyleItaliano™ method

  • styleitaliano aesthetic dentistry
  • Recreate beautiful smiles while saving valuable time with these simple StyleItaliano™ recipes. Combining dentin and enamel opacities, these recipes simplify the layering technique to achieve natural-looking aesthetic restorations.


Featured clinical case studies

  • anterior class IV restoration case study
  • Aesthetic replacement of anterior class IV restorations.

    See how the Filtek Z350 XT Universal Restorative delivers a natural-looking finish for an anterior reconstruction demanding a high level of aesthetics.


Anterior restoration techniques and procedures

See how 3M restorative solutions are used to create and sculpt natural-looking teeth.


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