The new ONE Shade is ideal for basic posterior restorations, small or large, and not extended buccally into the visible zone. In contrast, for more complex and aesthetically challenging cases in the anterior or if masking of discolourations is needed, we recommend our existing shade range for all the details.
Charisma Topaz ONE Shade blends seamlessly into the surrounding dentition, independent of the tooth shade, enabling restorations to simply disappear. The universal composites for everyday restorations offers a new one-shade solution within the Charisma family for the majority of everyday cases.
Charisma Topaz ONE Shade determines the shade of the restoration by absorbing the lightwaves that are reflected by the surrounding tooth shade.
The Charisma brand is trusted all over the world for its easy handling, natural beauty and reliability in restorations that all again can be found in Charisma Topaz ONE Shade. The Charisma Topaz highlights for easy handling:
ACKNOWLEDGED DURABILITY THANKS TO THE UNIQUE TCD MATRIX.
Charisma Topaz ONE Shade comes with the unique TCD matrix from Kulzer and an optimised nano-hybrid filler system. It entails the unique combination of high flexural strength and low shrinkage stress the TCD-composites are known for – physical properties that have been tested and well-documented in clinical studies.
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Kulzer is a reliable partner to dental professionals. Our mission is to provide products and services that help our customers restore patients’ oral health in a safe and more convenient way. In doing so, we strive to exceed your expectations and to continuously improve our products. Charisma Topaz as the successor of Charisma Opal was developed in close cooperation with practioners and opinion leaders worldwide incorporating the most successful features of Charisma composites in one product: easy handling, up-to-date physical properties and versatility in layering.
Charisma Topaz offers a similar creamy, yet far more stable and non-sticky consistency. This results in improved efficiency during modelling. In addition, Charisma Topaz now features our patented TCD matrix, which combines high flexural strength and minimal shrinkage for long-lasting natural restorations. With the extended range of incisal and bleach shades as well as the higher chroma of opaque shades, Charisma Topaz facilitates multi-shade layering techniques for more complex cases.
There are 3 levels – Opaque dentine shades (OB, OL, OM, OD) have the lowest translucency in the respective ranges. They can be used for replicating the opacity of the dentine or for covering discoloured teeth. Universal shades (Vita shades: A.., B.., C..) possess colour intensities of medium translucency and are available in 9 shades. They can be used with or without additional layering of opaque dentine and/ or incisal shades. The incisal colours (CL, CO) have the highest translucency and form the enamel layer as the perfect finish for your restorations.
We have increased the chroma of the opaque shades. The Charisma Topaz opaque shades are now ideally suited for smaller cavities for which less material is needed. In addition, this greater opacity facilitates the masking of discoloured tooth structure after amalgam replacement, for example.
The prefix ‘O’ (OL, OM, OD, OB) stands for ‘Opaque’ - these shades are the least translucent of all Charisma Topaz shades. The suffix ‘O’ of shade CO stands for ‘Opal’ – this shade is opalescent and is used for the enamel to replicate natural tooth structure.
Yes, Charisma Topaz offers 2 bleach shades: OB (Bleach Opaque) and BL (Bleach Light).
CL (Clear) and CO (Clear Opal) are the incisal shades of Charisma Topaz.
Besides the 2-Layer Charisma Topaz Shade Guide, a small sample of the universal Charisma Topaz can be polymerised directly on the tooth. The colour matching effect arising after polymerisation is easy to assess, prior to treatment. In addition, the Charisma Topaz Layering Guide (shade wheel) that is included in any kit, supports our customers in finding the appropriate shade combinations for multi-shade layering techniques.
The refractive index of the filler and the monomer matrix have been completely matched, so that after polymerisation the material blends in perfectly with the colour of the surrounding dental hard tissue. This makes the restorative margins virtually invisible.
The shade guide consists of the original Charisma Topaz material and not of acrylic or other types of plastic. This in turn, ensures that the colours of the shade tabs are identical to the cured material. The different translucencies were used for layering the shade tabs thus facilitating easier and simple shade selection for each individual patient.
If high aesthetic needs are secondary or if cases are less complex, only the universal shades (Vita shades: A.., B.., C..) are required to give acceptable results. Multi-shade layering techniques using also opaque shades are especially recommended in the anterior region for e.g. class IV restorations. This is to avoid the “grey effect” as a result of the dark oral cavity showing through.
During processing very little monomer appears on the surface. This is completely normal for Charisma Topaz. Monomer on the surface would increase stickiness and therefore hamper handling.
Yes, because of its creamy consistency, Charisma Topaz is ideal for modelling with the brushing technique. This is appreciated by several dentists as a very comfortable way to design vestibular surfaces.
Charisma Topaz can be used with conventional bonding agents. We recommend using GLUMA Bond Universal, GLUMA Self Etch or GLUMA 2Bond. It is important that the adhesive layer forms an even, thin layer everywhere in the cavity. Take care that there is no excess (pooling) of bond in the corners of the cavity.
The use of a flow material is recommended, especially in deep or large cavities in order to adapt to the surfaces of the cavity preparation. Charisma Topaz is compatible with all common flowables such as Charisma Flow or Charisma Opal Flow from Kulzer. The low-viscous flowable Charisma Flow is ideally suited for fissure sealing, cavity lining and small repairs. In contrast to that, Charisma Opal Flow is a more medium- to high-viscous flowable which makes it the ideal choice for class V or minimal-invasive class III cavities, for example. The properties and shades of both flowables allow its combined use with Charisma Topaz.
Depending on the shade used (see instructions for use and labelling), the polymerisation times are between 20 and 40 s per increment. Commercially available QHT (Quartz-Halogen-Tungsten) or LED curing light are suitable such as the Kulzer Translux® curing units or any other blue-light unit (wavelength of 440–480 nm; light output of 550–1550 mW/cm²). Note: Curing lights can have an immense variation in intensity and emitted spectral output. Users should check with the light unit manufacturer and verify its efficacy non-clinically before using in a patient.
Yes! Any opaque shade (OL, OM, OD, OB) as well as shades A4 and BL must be cured for 40 seconds. Because of their higher shade density and opacity, they absorb more light than the enamel shades. 20 seconds is adequate for setting of all other shades.
You can, of course, also use the polishing system for Charisma Topaz that you have used until now. We recommend the use of Charisma EasyShine Polishers that achieve a durable high polish in just one single step.
Shrinkage is the specification most commonly discussed. Low shrinkage certainly improves the integrity of the filling margins. However, this value alone, actually says nothing about how the shrinkage affects the cavity walls. It is essential that the shrinkage stress exerted, when curing the composite, is as low as possible minimising stress to the cavity walls. As stated, low shrinkage stress is desirable, because a gap between the filling and the cavity wall can only arise if the force is so high, that the adhesive bond is damaged or stressed.
Yes, Charisma Topaz demonstrates particularly low volumetric shrinkage. Internal measurements according to the Watts method show that the volumetric shrinkage of Charisma Topaz is 1.9%. It is essential that the shrinkage-stress force exerted, when curing the composite, is as low as possible, minimising stress to the cavity walls. During an internal in-vitro investigation of volumetric shrinkage (photoelastic measurement), Charisma Topaz achieved a shrinkage stress of only 4.2 MPa after 24 hours. By comparison, conventional composites demonstrate a shrinkage stress of greater than 5 MPa.
Charisma Topaz is a nano-hybrid material i.e. it contains a perfect combination of fillers of different sizes. This also includes the nano-range. The combination of different filler sizes improves the mechanics, aesthetics and shade matching.
Until now, low shrinkage monomer systems, such as BIS-GMA, had to be combined with reactive thinners on account of their low viscosity. However, these thinners raise the shrinkage of the monomer matrix. Charisma Topaz is based on the same monomer system as Charisma Diamond. A patented monomer (TCD-DI-HEA), which combines low shrinkage and low viscosity, is used in both composites. The use of reactive thinners is not required and so the positive properties like low shrinkage for example, are maintained.
The difference in consistency is explained by two adapted filler systems: Charisma Topaz has a particle size distribution of 5 nm – 5 μm, and in comparison to Charisma Diamond, it contains a prepolymerised filler. In addition, Charisma Diamond has a wider particle size distribution of 5 nm - 20 μm.
The prepolymerised filler in Charisma Topaz replaces the filler used in Charisma Diamond with a larger particle size (up to 20 μm) so that the creamy consistency is guaranteed with easy polishability.
Prepolymerised fillers were originally developed for microfiller composites that are known for their particularly good polishability. These prepolymerised fillers are based on polymers that are filled with very small SiO2 particles. These organic fillers allow excellent polishability on the basis of their reduced hardness.
Charisma Topaz contains approximately 59% filler by volume, with 58% anorganic filler by volume and a particle size of 5 nm – 5 μm.
Yes, Charisma Topaz is visible on X-rays to facilitate diagnosis in a safe and easy way.
Clinical indications of Charisma Topaz comprise direct restoration of Class I – V cavities (according to G.V. Black), direct composite veneers, shape corrections of teeth (i.e. diastemas, congenital defects in teeth, etc.), splinting of teeth loosened by trauma or periodontal disease, indirect restorations (inlays, veneers), restoration of primary teeth, core build-ups and repairs of porcelain/ composite (in combination with an adequate repair-system).
Charisma Diamond has a firmer consistency than Charisma Topaz. Both are based on the innovative and patented monomer matrix, which has advantageous physical properties.
No, our goal during the development of Charisma Topaz was to maintain the advantageous handling properties of Charisma Diamond like low stickiness. Because of its special formulation, Charisma Topaz demonstrates a softer consistency without an increase in stickiness.