A dental curing portable gadget with a lamp that generates intense light with a certain wavelength range to cure dental materials. A photoinitiator in the substance is stimulated by light, causing a polymerization reaction that results in the substance’s hardening. Dental curing lights can be corded or cordless and come in a variety of sizes and shapes. The use of dental curing lights is significant in contemporary dentistry. They stimulate dental products, like composites and adhesives, using high-intensity light to swiftly solidify them
Types of Light Used in Dental Curing Light
Halogen lamp- The first kind of light used in dental curing lights was a halogen lamp. They generate visible light with a wide spectrum output at various wavelengths.
Light-emitting Diode (LED)- They produce high-intensity light and cure quickly, but they also produce a lot of heat and need a cooling system.
Plasma arc light- LED lights are the kind of illumination most frequently utilized in dental curing lights. LED lighting uses less energy, produces less heat, and lasts a very long time.
Laser light– Lasers trigger the photoinitiator in dental materials by producing a monochromatic, coherent output of a particular wavelength. They provide rapid curing times and fine control over the curing process. Read about the dental composite gun.
List of the 10 best Dental Curing Light
Bluephase G4 by Ivoclar Vivadent
Range of Wavelength
3 min connected or 7 min disconnected
10 mm autoclave
Curing Light type
Acoustic signal every 10 seconds Pressing of the start/stop button Activation of the time/program Activation of glare protection Interruption of the polymerization process
Handpiece-L-17 cm, W: 3 cm, H- 3 cm Charging base- D-11 cm, H-5.5 cm