Practical tip: Efficient cementation of zirconium oxide
A growing number of dentists and dental technicians are using zirconium oxide to fashion their restorations. This brings up the question of how to place and cement these restorations efficiently.
Posterior zirconium oxide crowns and bridges
Zirconium oxide restorations are primarily used in the posterior region. Esthetic considerations play a less significant role in this part of the mouth than in the visible anterior region. Zirconium oxide is mainly used to fabricate retentive restorations, in other words, crowns and bridges. In these cases, it seems exaggerated to use a sophisticated adhesive composite luting protocol.
Self-adhesive composite cement as an option
Therefore, a self-adhesive composite cement is a good choice for placing zirconium oxide restorations in the posterior region. The application protocol of this cement is just as efficient as that of conventional luting materials. However, the product has better physical properties. As a result, it is much stronger and moisture resistant.
No adhesive or bonding agent necessary
The self-adhesive composite cement SpeedCEM Plus allows you to seat retentive zirconium oxide restorations with utmost efficiency: for example, restorations made of IPS e.max ZirCAD, metal-ceramic systems or root posts such as FRC Postec Plus. Due to the integrated adhesive monomers, you do not need to use an adhesive. Furthermore, a bonding agent is not required for seating zirconium oxide and metal-reinforced restorations. After the try-in step, the restorations are cleaned with the Ivoclean cleaning paste in order to ensure sound bonding results. The paste gently and effectively cleans the restorations and eliminates any contamination by saliva.
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