Laser provides consistent energy at any distance. There is consistency across the beam. There are no weak spots from dispersion, nor hot spots.
Monet has the potential to turn virtually any composite into a bulk fill material.
The State of The New Art for curing photoinitiated dental materials
From the beauty and feel of the copper body to the precision of the laser beam,
Monet will not only wow your patients with its looks, it will wow you with its effectiveness.
Designed by a group of the industry’s leading engineers and designers, Monet rests comfortably in your hand and delivers consistent, efficient, reliable laser energy. Hold a piece of the future and experience the state of the new art. Monet Laser Curing Light- an artist’s tool, worthy of your skills.
Features of laser light make it more efficient and accurate than LED light.
• Laser light is in a collimated beam, that is, the light beam is straight, it does not disperse or converge over distance.
• The spot size and the energy remain consistent regardless of the distance the light is from the target.
• There is consistency across the beam. There are no weak spots from dispersion nor hot spots.
The spot size of the Monet Laser Curing Light beam is 11mm
Monet Laser Curing Light cures virtually all composites. It has been tested with light and dark shades of the most commonly used composites and performs as well or better than the leading LED curing lights. Of course, with any curing light it is a good idea to test its performance on a small piece of the composite you will be using.
There’s actually 2 possible meanings to this question. Here are answers to both.
The same safety measures should be taken with Monet as with any laser. You may not be familiar with laser safety procedures as these are not always indicated for LED curing lights. The dentist, the patient, and anyone else in the room should wear the appropriate protective glasses. The laser should not be activated until it is in the patient’s mouth over the area to be cured. When used according to the instruction manual provided with it, the Monet will provide safe and reliable results.
No, but this does not negatively affect Monet’s ability to cure.
Consider a broadband LED light which generates sufficient energy for photoinitiation of a compound in a composite or adhesive. At a given wavelength, the LED light actually produces a relatively low amount of energy, necessitating the light to be broadband to provide the energy for photoinitiation.
Lasers, by nature, emit light in a narrow bandwidth, but generate a lot of energy within that bandwidth. The laser light is absorbed by the photoinitiator, and the high level of energy compensates for the narrow bandwidth of light.
The curing test is the proof, and as we stated, the Monet Laser Curing Light cures the composites.
No in both cases. The aiming beam has a power output less than 3mW; it is not intense enough to start curing the composite or adhesive.
This depends on the composite. With the common brands of composites tested, a full cure to a depth of up to 8mm can be achieved in a single 3-second cure except for darker shades of composite, which block the light from penetrating as deep and may require a longer time. It’s always a good idea to test the performance of the Monet or any curing light on a small piece of the composite and to err on the side of caution by placing a few thinner layers and curing each layer sequentially.
No. The battery provided with the Monet is carefully selected to run the laser source inside. Other batteries may not have the ability to run the Monet correctly, or could be overwhelmed and create a risk of damage or injury.
No. Because the light is collimated and does not spread out over distance, the Monet would not cover even a portion of the arch. Using the Monet would be inefficient, and the intensity of light may have unintended results on the whitening product used.