Small, round, inverted-cone plugger for use with condensable composite material in posterior restorations.
Advanced technology and innovative design have enabled Hu-Friedy to produce a superior composite instrument:
Satin Steel™ XTS™.
XTS composite instruments allow for exceptional non-stick placement of materials without discoloring the restoration.
Studies indicate Aluminum Titanium Nitride (AlTiN) coatings are consistently harder, smoother and stick less as compared to Titanium coatings. Additionally, Hu-Friedy XTS instruments are made from Immunity Steel™ for longer life.
XTS Instruments Features & Benefits:
Distinctive Black Finish ? Enhanced contrast between instrument, tooth structure and composite material. The black finish will not flake or discolor the restoration.
Unique Smooth, Large, Lightweight Handle Design ? Easy clean-up, maximum comfort, reduced hand fatigue and an increased level of control.*
Quality Craftsmanship & Variety of Designs ? Satin Steel XTS instruments offer unsurpassed performance and an extensive assortment of designs for all composite placement needs.
Source: Gerwatowski, L.J., McFall, D.B., Stach, D.: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; Risk Factors and Preventive Strategies for the Dental Hygienist. Journal of Dental Hygiene, February 1992.
Composite instrument ends (XTS and standard Stainless Steel) should be gently wiped with an alcohol saturated swab/gauze immediately after use. This minimizes thin layers of composite from building up after use and extends the life of the instrument. Instrument should then be cleaned and sterilized as recommended in IFU.