REVEAL – Bonded Functional Esthetic Prototype (BFEP) Technique

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Product Description

REVEAL is a light-cured, high-strength flowable composite for the Bonded Functional Esthetic Prototype (BFEP) Technique. The nano-sized filler particles contribute to REVEAL’s excellent polishability while the reinforcing fillers allow for high filler loading giving REVEAL maximum strength and durability. REVEAL allows the clinician to diagnostically meet the patient’s esthetic expectations before the definitive restorations are fabricated.

Indications for Use:
Bonded Functional Esthetic Prototypes

Physical Properties:

  • Diametral Tensile Strength = 49 (11) MPa
  • Compressive Strength = 333 (30) MPa
  • Flexural Strength = 111 (5) MPa
  • Flexural Modulus = 6.1 (0.1) GPa
  • Barcol Hardness = 94/93 (top/bottom)
C-462BL2P  – REVEAL BLEACH – 2 Syringes (1.5g ea.), Accessories, Instructions
C-461A12P  – REVEAL A1 – 2 Syringes (1.5g ea.), Accessories, Instructions
L-31010K  – REVEAL Clear Matrix – 2 Cartridges (48ml ea.), 6 Mixing Tips (Teal), Instructions

The bonded functional esthetic prototype (BFEP)


As the economy has receded in recent years, many patients have been inclined to reject dental treatment beyond what they feel is the minimal amount necessary. Increasingly, there has been reluctance to take on the expense of full-mouth restorations and time-consuming procedures. Consequently, clinicians can benefit from innovative, conservative, interim solutions that enable them to provide segment treatment with long-term stability and esthetics, with lower initial cost. The bonded functional esthetic prototype (BFEP) allows fabrication of up to 14 teeth from composite in 1 hour, providing either a pre-treatment restoration or a long-term provisional solution until further treatment can be completed. As demonstrated herein, the BFEP enables superb function, stability, and esthetics in the interim while dispersing the cost of definitive treatment over time.

This article will explain it better

(Under Publications)
And I quote (from page 3):

“New BFEP Materials

Although conventional composites still offer many benefits, the BFEP requires a different composite material to ensure proper adaptation to tooth surfaces when using a tray. To address
the limitations of conventional composites  when placed using the BFEP technique, a
new highly filled flowable composite, Reveal™  (BISCO, Inc.,, was developed
to enable simplified tray use and bonding. Ideally, a highly filled, flowable composite
would demonstrate wear characteristics, flexural strength, durability, and polishability similar to those of MicroHybrid composites.  Overall, Reveal has been developed to meet the needs of the BFEP, while also simplifying the bonding technique for other indications.  Additionally, Reveal provides esthetics, function, and durability in a BFEP for at least 2 to 5 years while the patient is undergoing segmented treatment.”


So for example if a patient wants veneers and suddenly they can’t pay for it.  

The doctor has done the pre work and if a temp is placed it will last 2weeks or perhaps 1 month?

With Reveal, they can create composite veneers that will last longer 2 years +.  Why not use regular composite?  It’s the technique BFEP (Bonded Functional Esthetic Prototype).  Regular composite is limited in that technique.