OpalDam and OpalDam Green resin barriers are used to isolate and protect soft tissue with an impervious seal. They apply directly and remove easily, giving you peace of mind without sacrificing efficiency or patient comfort. The unmistakable color of OpalDam Green resin barrier contrasts perfectly with teeth, gingiva, and Opalescence™ Boost™ whitening gel, making it ideal for use during in-office whitening procedures.
- Protects soft tissue with impervious seal
- Viscous solution is easy to apply
- Light-reflective properties focus heat away from the teeth and gingiva for patient comfort
- 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 color of OpalDam Green resin barrier shows its location on the gingiva and teeth for more effective coverage.
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 and OpalDam Green Application
– See Instructions for Use for complete instructions, warnings, and precautions.
Apply a barrier of OpalDam or OpalDam Green 4–6mm 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 are designed to easily remove from embrasures and undercuts.