Inside Dentistry eBook

Universal Cementation for Today’s Restorative Materials

March 22, 2017

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  • With some self-adhesive cements, there are retention issues caused by the incompatibility of mineral-based materials to resin-based cements.
  • A universal cement should be hydrophilic at its initial introduction and should transform to hydrophobic.
  • The cement should have a wide array of adhesion promoters to provide the ability to adhere to many types of substrates

Major improvements in monolithic restorative materials (such as zirconia and lithium disilicate) have significantly improved strength and esthetics. However, at the same time, they have also introduced new challenges in adhesive bonding. Fortunately, advanced self-adhesive resin cements can simplify adhesion to both teeth and ceramics.

A self-etch, self-adhesive, dual cured resin cement system simplifies procedures by combining the etch and adhesive steps. Easy cleanup of excess cement and the reduction of postoperative sensitivity safeguards patient satisfaction and long-term success.

Learn how today’s esthetic indirect restorations present clinicians with many new challenges, and how advances in universal cementation can help simplify products and techniques, while maintaining superior outcomes.

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