Proudly Brazilian and present in more than 100 countries, FGM is a pioneer in the manufacture of whitening gels in Brazil, with the widely renowned Whiteness line, and synonymous with global excellence.
Its wide portfolio includes 400 products in various applications, such as tooth whitening, biomaterials, implants, composites, adhesives, cements, fiberglass posts and finishing and polishing materials.
Founded in 1996 on a solid base of research and development, FGM
operates with state-of-the-art technology and science applied to its processes, creating and offering safe and differentiated solutions for complete oral rehabilitation and esthetics. For this purpose, it invests heavily in partnerships with renowned professors, universities and national and international research centers.
FGM’s unique technology consists of a combination of different photoinitiators that interact with each other and amplify the polymerization capacity of light emitted by the light-curing devices.
One of these photoinitiators remains the camphorquinone (in very low concentration), used only to initiate a chain reaction with free radical multiplication as sequential
That way, camphorquinone was added just as a “trigger”, because since it is sensitized by the light length emitted by all the light-curing devices available in the market, professionals can use all the benefits of the APS even when using their conventional light-curing equipment, without having to invest in specific equipment.
Due to the absence of color in most APS photoinitiators, it was possible to formulate more esthetic polymeric materials. Especially in Vittra APS and Allcem Veneer APS there is no significant color change before and after photopolimerization, which facilitates shade selection and provides superior esthetic result. In the case of adhesives Ambar APS and Ambar Universal APS, the transparent aspect of these adhesives favors their use when associated with veneer cementation. In Opus Bulk Fill APS, opacity becomes higher after photopolymerization, providing the final restoration a more natural aspect.
One of the important qualities of APS is that it provides better conversion of monomers to polymers even at great depths. This property is of great importance for all photoactivated composites but especially for Opus Bulk Fill APS and Opus Bulk Fill Flow APS, which are inserted in large increments, ensuring clinical longevity for restorations.
LONGER WORKING TIME:
Materials containing the APS system have 4 times less sensitivity to ambient light when compared to traditional ones. The possibility of performing esthetic restorations with Vittra APS is real, as well as having enough time to insert and sculpt a restoration with Opus Bulk Fill APS at once. It is also possible to simultaneously position and cement veneers with Allcem Veneer APS. And all that with the reflector’s light on!
As the polymerization depth is increased due to the higher conversion degree of monomers to polymers, consequently there is a better polymerization of the whole chain. This generates a significant increase in all mechanical properties such as flexural strength and resistance to fracture.