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Ultradent™ OpalDam™ light-cured resin barrier is a passively adhesive (sealing) methacrylate-based resin barrier used for isolating tissue adjacent to teeth being whitened. For single-tooth whitening, it may be used to protect adjacent teeth. OpalDam resin barrier is light reflecting to minimize heat and tissue sensitivity during curing. OpalDam Green resin barrier ensures a safe, unmistakable barrier every time. Other features and benefits include:
- Protects soft tissue with impervious seal
- Removes easily
- Applies directly
Indications for Use
OpalDam and OpalDam Green resin barriers are unique, light-reflective, passively adhesive (sealing) light-cured resins. Their methacrylate base is designed with adequate strength to maintain a barrier yet removes easily from embrasures and undercuts. The contrasting green colour of OpalDam Green resin barrier shows its location on the gingiva and teeth for more effective coverage.
OpalDam Resin Barrier Application
– See Instructions for Use for complete instructions, warnings, and precautions.
Apply OpalDam resin barrier 4–6 mm wide on the gingiva. Seal interproximal spaces. Overlap resin approximately 0.5mm onto dry enamel to seal. Extend resin one tooth beyond last tooth whitened. Light cure with a scanning motion for 20 seconds.
Remove cured resin quickly and easily in one piece or a few large pieces. Check interproximally for retained resin. OpalDam and OpalDam Green resin barriers are designed to remove easily from embrasures and undercuts.
Protects Soft Tissues
OpalDam and OpalDam Green resin barriers can be used to protect the soft tissues any time a harsh chemical is used nearby.
Seal Matrices into Place
When a matrix doesn’t fit well around a severely compromised tooth, use OpalDam or OpalDam Green resin barriers to hold the matrix in place.
Easy to Place
OpalDam and OpalDam Green resin barriers are easily expressed directly where they’re needed in the mouth via the simple syringe-and-tip delivery.
Easy to Remove
OpalDam and OpalDam Green resin barriers remove easily from the mouth. Simply use an explorer or other instrument to cleanly break the cured resin from undercuts and discard.
Perfect for In-Office Whitening Procedures…
When whitening agents with higher concentrations of hydrogen peroxide are used, they can irritate the gingiva. Expressing a ribbon of OpalDam or OpalDam Green resin barriers along the gingival margin protects the soft tissues, keeping them comfortable during treatment.
...and So Much More!
In addition to the traditional use with whitening procedures, OpalDam and OpalDam Green resin barriers are extremely versatile and can be used:
- To prevent saliva leakage around the rubber dam clamp
- To help hold a matrix in place around a severely compromised tooth
- To protect the soft tissue from air abrasion
- Any time you’re using a harsh chemical near the tissue
OpalDam Kit (Item Number: 709324):
OpalDam Green Kit (709824):
OpalDam 1.2mL syringe refills are available in 4-Pack (709325) and 20-Pack (709326) quantities.
OpalDam Green 1.2mL syringe refills are available in 4-Pack (709825) and 20-Pack (709826) quantities.
Q: What is the difference between OpalDam and OpalDam Green resin barriers?
A: Only the colour. Many clinicians prefer to use OpalDam Green resin barrier during an Opalescence Boost in-office whitening procedure because the green colour contrasts so well with the colour of the teeth, gingiva, and bleaching gel.
Q: How long does OpalDam resin barrier need to be cured before its polymerized?
A: Light cure OpalDam and OpalDam Green resin barriers for 20 seconds using a scanning motion. Always be sure to check the resin with an explorer to make sure it’s completely polymerized.
Q: Are OpalDam and OpalDam Green resin barriers gluten-free?
View the OpalDam Resin Barrier Product Sheet.
View the OpalDam SDS (English).
View the OpalDam Green SDS (English).