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Tips on Cementing Highly Aesthetic Restorations

Tips on Cementing Highly Aesthetic Restorations

Tips on Cementing Highly Aesthetic Restorations


Most patients would like their restorations to be indistinguishable from their natural teeth. In an effort to fulfil this wish, many dentists use highly aesthetic materials, for example, lithium disilicate or leucite-reinforced glass-ceramics and composite resins.

Enhancement of aesthetics


In order to make the most of the aesthetic appearance of these restorations, dentists have to be very careful about the luting material they choose to cement them.

Challenges in the anterior teeth


This task is particularly challenging in the anterior tooth region, where the following two demands have to be met:

  • Since anterior teeth are minimally prepared in most cases, the luting cement used must generate adequate adhesion.
  • It should also be easy to use.

How to achieve aesthetic cementation results


The Ivoclar Vivadent Variolink Esthetic luting composite allows you to obtain aesthetic cementation results with restorations made of glass and silicate ceramics, for example, Ivoclar Vivadent IPS e.max CAD and IPS e.max Press, as well as composite resins. You can achieve highly aesthetic outcomes quickly and easily in conjunction with the universal adhesive Ivoclar Vivadent Adhese Universal and the single component ceramic primer Ivoclar Vivadent Monobond Etch & Prime.

All of these restorative materials from Ivoclar Vivadent are available for next day delivery at Kent Express.

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Comparable adhesion despite simplified application


The investigations show: The bond established by Monobond Etch & Prime between the glass-ceramic and the luting composite is comparable to that created with the hydrofluoric acid and silane method. In addition, the product’s application protocol is much shorter and it eliminates the need for using hydrofluoric acid.

A scientific report containing all the study results is available to read here.