Selecting the Right Cement for Restoration Success
June 20, 2016
When choosing dental cement, the most important factors to consider are the restorative material and whether the preparation is retentive or non-retentive
All-ceramic restorations require additional considerations based on the specific material used
Self-adhesive resin cements are the latest innovation, providing ease of use, with higher strength, improved esthetics, and dual curing
Two key factors affecting the long-term success of indirect dental restorations are choosing the optimum dental cement for a specific clinical situation, and using it correctly. In order to attain a trouble-free procedure and a restoration with long-term success, the cement used must adhere to basic mechanical, biological, and handling requirements.
The latest innovation includes self-adhesive resin cements, which provide the ease of use associated with glass ionomer and resin-modified glass ionomer cements, but with higher strength, improved esthetics, and dual curing. These cements are resin based, so they can be used for cementation of glass-ceramics, such as lithium silicates, where glass ionomer and resin-modified glass ionomer cements are not recommended.
Learn more about selecting the right cement with recommendations and clinical tips from this comprehensive eBook.