In the pursuit of excellence, dentists are continually seeking innovations that not only simplify procedures but also elevate esthetic outcomes. Transcend™ universal composite is a groundbreaking material revolutionizing direct and indirect restorations. Propelled by Ultradent's Resin Particle Match™ technology, Transcend composite redefines the standards of shade matching and durability in dental composites.

Transcend composite’s Universal Body shade is a marvel of adaptability that seamlessly integrates with surrounding dentition without the need for blockers or opaquers—this is highlighted in the case below by Dr. Rafael Beolchi, showing 20-year-old failed composite restorations on teeth #19 and #18. Both were restored with Transcend composite Universal Body shade. Note the perfect integration between composite and tooth structure in both, despite differences in depth.

  1. Before: Failed composite restorations on both lower molars.MicrosoftTeams-image (1) copy

  2. DermaDam™ rubber dam isolation after removal of the old restorations.MicrosoftTeams-image (11) copy

  3. Triodent® V3 sectional matrix system being placed, along with the anatomical wedges and rings.

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  4. Ultra-Etch™ etchant selectively placed on the enamel margins. Peak™ SE Primer was used as the self-etching primer on dentin and Peak™ Universal Bond adhesive was used as the bonding agent.

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  5. Scrubbing motion of Peak Universal Bond adhesive after Peak SE Primer application.MicrosoftTeams-image copy

  6. Peak Universal Bond adhesive being light cured by VALO™ Grand curing light.MicrosoftTeams-image (8) copy

  7. PermaFlo™ flowable composite (A2 shade) was applied over the cavity angles and on the proximal boxes to reduce stress during polymerization and to ensure a total and complete seal of the restoration margins, respectively. It also helps in avoiding air bubbles.MicrosoftTeams-image (7) copy

  8. After curing PermaFlo flowable composite, Transcend composite Universal Body shade was used to create the missing mesial and distal walls.MicrosoftTeams-image (6) copy

  9. Transcend composite Universal Body shade applied over the lingual side of the first lower molar, already sculpted and light cured.MicrosoftTeams-image (5) copy

  10. Both restorations finalized. Note the integration of the single Universal Body shade used with the surrounding tooth structure.MicrosoftTeams-image (4) copy

  11. Final aspect of the restorations after occlusal adjustments and polishing. Note how the composite blends with the surrounding tooth structures and gives an esthetic and natural appearance on the proximal boxes without the use of any blocker shades.MicrosoftTeams-image (3) copy

  12. Buccal view of the finalized restorations. Note the integration of the Transcend composite Universal Body shade and tooth structure on the buccal wall of the first lower molar.MicrosoftTeams-image (2) copy

Transcend universal composite enables clinicians to push beyond traditional limitations and redefine the standards of dental craftsmanship. With its unrivaled blend of technology and performance, Transcend composite marks a new era of esthetic dentistry.

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About Dr. Rafael Beolchi

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Dr. Rafael Beolchi graduated from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, in 2000. He has maintained a private practice since 2001, working mainly in esthetic dentistry and oral rehabilitation. In 2009, he received a master’s degree in Biomaterials. He lectures around the world, mainly on the advanced handling of dental materials with an easy step-by-step approach. He now lives in Portugal where he is pursuing his second master’s degree.