Self-adhesive resin cement contains the unique LCSi monomer that adheres to virtually every material, including glass ceramics, without the need for a separate primer
Like many other dentists, Dr. Bilyana Tesic marvels at the rapid technological advancements in dentistry that enable her to work faster while honoring her patient-focused, evidence-based treatment philosophy.
However, Dr. Tesic, who practices in Monterey, CA, mentions that there is a downside to these advancements.
“With new technology comes new materials, and they all need to be treated in a painstakingly particular way. Anyone who ever had a tragic drop of water fall on a green-state zirconia crown will be able to relate,” Dr. Tesic says.
After more than a decade of practice, Dr. Tesic is no stranger to the frustrations that plague dentists in search of reliable resin cements. “There are so many material choices: lithium disilicate, zirconia, zirconia-reinforced lithium silicate, feldspathic glass, and so on. I remember feeling accomplished by streamlining all cementation protocols down to ONLY 3 different cements.”
Fortunately, Dr. Tesic discovered a universal cement that helped her streamline her protocols even further.
“Over my 13 years of clinical practice, I have tried using a variety of different cements,” Dr. Tesic explains. “The one I find myself gravitating toward is Kuraray’s PANAVIA SA Cement Universal.”
“I recommend PANAVIA SA Cement Universal to anyone looking to simplify their cementation protocols.”
– Bilyana Tesic, DDS
A Pioneering Formula
The secret to PANAVIA’s success lies in its history. “Kuraray revolutionized bonding by introducing MDP monomer to the world,” says Dr. Tesic. This unique monomer ensures a strong chemical bond to enamel, dentin, metal alloys, and zirconia, and it is a fundamental element of PANAVIA SA Cement Universal today.
“Whereas recent cement formulas have all added MDP to facilitate bonding to zirconia,” Dr. Tesic explains, “PANAVIA SA Cement Universal has taken it one step further and added long carbonchain silane coupling agent (LCSi) monomer, which facilitates bonding to porcelain, lithium disilicate, and composite resin. This eliminates the need for etch, primer, or silane. PANAVIA SA Cement Universal is truly one cement for all materials: from gold to zirconia and everything in between.”
One Cement, One Process
In addition to its outstanding bonding capacities, PANAVIA SA Cement Universal is easy to apply with a favorable viscosity, tack-cure capability, and auto-mix and hand-mix options. Additionally, it is stable at room temperature and doesn’t require refrigeration. The tack-curability allows for easy gingiva-friendly removal of excess material, giving dentists one less thing to worry about while they work.
PANAVIA SA Cement Universal lets dentists forgo multistep bonding processes to enjoy a simpler workflow with reduced inventory and a single application protocol for all restorative materials.
According to Dr. Tesic, PANAVIA SA Cement Universal offers everything a dentist could want in a universal cement: “Easy to dispense and even easier to clean up. Fast setting time. No need to refrigerate. No postop sensitivity. No headache.”
The best part about this cement, according to Dr. Tesic? “PANAVIA SA Cement Universal consistently outperforms other cements by providing bond strength in the 30-40 MPa range.”
“I have been using PANAVIA SA Cement Universal for about two years now, and what I love about it is its versatility: it is a self-adhesive, radiopaque, dual-cure resin cement that bonds to enamel, dentin, composite, semi-precious and precious metal, porcelain, fiber posts, and zirconia,” Dr. Tesic says.
“For these reasons, I recommend PANAVIA SA Cement Universal to anyone looking to simplify their cementation protocols without losing any bond strength.”