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Dental Curing Lights

Dental curing lights are one of the biggest breakthroughs in dentistry that have greatly improved fixing teeth. The curing light is used to quickly heat and set composite material that has been placed into a tooth. Before the curing light, a dentist would need to mix two materials together and then quickly place it into the tooth before it hardened, ordinarily taking 30 to 60 seconds. With LED curing lights, the development of light-activated mean that the dentist isn’t under any time constraints and can ensure that everything is done perfectly. Our online range includes the LED model of dental curing lights.

 

 

Why a curing light is needed

A curing light is needed by dental professionals in relation to several different dental materials that are curable by light. These instruments are used for polymerization of light cure resin based composites. In the dental industry, a curing light is delivered over a range of wavelengths to set composite material placed into the tooth. There are two main forms of dental curing lights - halogen and LED.

When to use a curing light

Curing lights are appropriate for use in the dental industry by professionals seeking to have a resin-based composite material placed in a tooth. These materials can be directly dispensed into the site of the tooth, and need not be mixed. New advantages are made available for dentists with curing lights, as the malleable resin material can only be fully hardened with a curing light, meaning that there is no time constraint in the process.

How to use a curing light 

Both halogen and LED dental curing lights are operated in a similar fashion. Curing lights operate by way of a blue light which hardens the malleable resin material. By pressing a button or a trigger, the operator is able to turn on the blue light. Once on, the blue light is placed directly over the tooth which has been applied with the malleable resin material, and remains there until the material is fully hardened.

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