Patent Number: 6,305,936

Title: Polymerizable isolation barriers with reduced polymerization strength and methods for forming and using such barriers

Abstract: The polymerizable dental isolation barrier has a monomer and an initiator. The barrier composition has at least one additive including a polymer strength reducer, a wet tissue adherence accentuator, and a reflective material. The polymer strength reducer is an organic compound that prevents complete polymerization. The tissue adherence accentuator enables the barrier to adhere to a dental substrate even after polymerization. The reflective material lowers the reaction rate and lowers the production of excess heat to reduce patient discomfort and to avoid tissue damage.

Inventors: Jensen; Steven D. (Midvale, UT), Fischer; Dan E. (Sandy, UT)

Assignee: Ultradent Products, Inc.

International Classification: A61C 5/12 (20060101); A61C 5/00 (20060101); A61K 6/083 (20060101); A61K 6/04 (20060101); A61K 6/02 (20060101); A61K 6/097 (20060101); A61C 005/14 (); A61C 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018