Opalustre™ and OpalCups™

Chemical and Mechanical Abrasion Slurry

Opalustre 6.6% hydrochloric acid slurry contains silicon carbide microparticles. This combination provides chemical stain removal along with gentle mechanical abrasion. Opalustre slurry is effective in treating mild fluorosis and stains in the superficial layer of the enamel.1 Opalustre slurry treatments can be combined with bleaching to improve appearance, especially for deeper and more severe fluorosis.1 OpalCups latch-type bristle polishing cups are used with the Opalustre slurry for micropolishing the newly treated enamel surface.


We recommend using Opalescence teeth whitening products prior to an Opalustre abrasion slurry treatment, as this procedure can sometimes be avoided. Additionally, please be aware that because the reactive oxygen needs to dissipate from the tooth before bonding, it is necessary to wait 7–10 days before any bonding procedure2 following a teeth whitening treatment.

  • One-appointment results
  • Removes superficial white and brown imperfections
  • Provides minimally invasive treatment for stains caused by fluorosis
  • Hydrochloric acid aids in chemical stain removal
  • Silicon carbide microparticles provide gentle mechanical abrasion
  • Removes surface stains (0.2 mm in depth)
  • Comes in a direct delivery for an easy and mess-free technique
  • OpalCups minimize splatter
  • Unique offering is a “practice building” product
  • Use with White Mac™ Tip
  • Certified gluten free

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Technical Details

6.6% Hydrochloric Acid Slurry Containing Silicon Carbide Microparticles

When preforming any abrasion procedure, it is important to have the perfect balance of chemical stain removal and mechanical abrasion. Our 6.6% hydrochloric acid slurry with silicon carbide microparticles has been created to provide you the strength of a chemical stain removal yet gentle scrubbing power of an abrasion slurry.

OpalCups Latch-Type Bristle Polishing Cups

OpalCups finishing cups are great for micropolishing newly treated enamel surfaces. The latch-type bristle polishing cups help facilitate a more aggressive action and minimize splatter when used with the Opalustre microabrasion technique.

Convenient Delivery

To be effective, an abrasion treatment has to be convenient to use and comfortable for the patient. With its efficient syringe delivery and splatter-minimizing cups, Opalustre slurry is extremely easy to use.

Opalustre Abrasion Slurry is Gluten Free and Kosher Certified

Opalescence™ whitening products are gluten free and kosher certified, so they fit in with the lifestyles and beliefs of patients from any background.

Made in the USA

Opalescence whitening gels and syringes are manufactured at Ultradent’s facility in Utah. By purchasing products manufactured in the USA, you’re supporting our nation’s economy, and you’re helping to provide jobs for hundreds of Americans who take pride in what they do. Buying from a USA company like Ultradent also means you’ll get fresh formulations direct from our facility—not a product that may have been held up or delayed by a third-party.

Clinicals

Opalustre Slurry Uses Both Mechanical and Chemical Abrasion

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Chemical and mechanical abrasion produce a natural-looking surface. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Renato Herman Sundfeld)

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Silicon carbide microparticles contained in Opalustre abrasion slurry. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Renato Herman Sundfeld)

Before and After Opalustre Abrasion Slurry

Remove or significantly reduce the appearance of mild fluorosis stains with a few applications of Opalustre abrasion slurry. Apply with stiff bristle cups and 10:1 gear reduction handpiece with firm pressure.

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Photos courtesy of Dr. Agrawal.

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Before and After One Application of Opalustre Abrasion Slurry

Enamel decalcification corrected after one application of Opalustre abrasion slurry using OpalCups bristles and 10:1 gear reduction handpiece with firm pressure.

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Photos courtesy of Dr. Rich Tuttle.

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Procedures

Applying Opalustre Abrasion Slurry Using a Rubber Dam

See Instructions for Use for complete instructions, warnings, and precautions.

Step 1

Before application.

Step 2

After rubber dam placement, apply Opalustre slurry from syringe to discolored enamel.

Step 3

Use bristle cup to compress Opalustre slurry on tooth surface. Intermittent rinsing and inspection is recommended.

Step 4

After enamel microabrasion and 21 days of using Opalescence™ whitening gel.

Applying Opalustre Abrasion Slurry Using OpalDam Dental Dam

See Instructions for Use for complete instructions, warnings, and precautions.

Step 1

Before application.

Step 2

Isolate mottled teeth with OpalDam™ resin barrier. Apply Opalustre slurry directly out of the syringe with a Black Mini™ tip.

Step 3

​Press the cup against the surface at a slow speed.

Step 4

Remove Opalustre slurry with an air/water spray. Please pay attention to careful vacuuming. Check to see if repeating the treatment is appropriate.

Step 5

Result of the Opalustre slurry treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Opalustre slurry?

    Opalustre chemical and mechanical abrasion slurry is used for the correction of white, brown, or multicolored enamel defects, including fluorosis discoloration.

  • How does Opalustre abrasion slurry work?

    To remove enamel discoloration, simply apply the abrasion mixture to the teeth and slowly buff away discoloration using medium to heavy pressure.

  • How long does the Opalustre abrasion slurry procedure take?

    This is a one-visit procedure. You’ll notice a difference with the first application and rinse. Opalustre slurry can be reapplied as necessary to achieve the desired results. We recommend a fluoride treatment immediately following the Opalustre slurry procedure.

  • Do I have to use the OpalCups finishing cups when using Opalustre slurry?

    OpalCups finishing cups are highly recommended when using Opalustre abrasion slurry. The latch-type bristle polishing cups help facilitate a more aggressive action and minimize splatter when used with the Opalustre microabrasion technique.

  • Can I give my patient teeth whitening treatments in addition to the Opalustre abrasion slurry procedure?

    Yes! Take-home teeth whitening treatments are a great complement to the Opalustre slurry treatment to help further blend and whiten teeth. If desired, in-office teeth whitening treatments can also be performed before or after the appointment.


    Because the reactive oxygen needs to dissipate from the tooth before bonding, it is necessary to wait 7–10 days before any bonding procedure.2 following a teeth whitening treatment.

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