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Simple and easy clean-up of TheraCem. (Photo: BISCO Dental Products)

Benefits of bonding meet the simplicity of traditional cementing

By Dr. Joseph Kim
December 15, 2019

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: BISCO’s next-generation resin cement combines the benefits of bonding with the simplicity of a traditional cementing protocol.

TheraCem is a dual-cured, calcium- and fluoride-releasing, self-adhesive resin cement indicated for luting crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays and all types of posts. Delivering a strong bond to zirconia and most substrates, along with easy clean up and high radiopacity, TheraCem offers clinicians reliable and durable cementation of indirect restorations.

The self-adhesive feature means no etching and no priming or bonding of prepared dental surfaces. This means greater predictability in preparations with subgingival margins, where etchants or bonding agents may cause bleeding.

With TheraCem, a clean, prepped dentin or enamel surface is all that is needed to achieve excellent bond strengths, with the added benefit of sustained calcium and fluoride release. TheraCem also forms a strong bond to most substrates, including zirconia restorations, without the need for separate chemical primers.

TheraCem is easy to clean up with hand instruments and floss. For deeper subgingival margins, TheraCem is kind to the gingiva, although the margins should be thoroughly inspected to ensure complete removal of excess cement.

Because of innovative chemistry, TheraCem achieves a high degree of chemical conversion, which ensures long-term durability without the need for refrigeration when it is not being used.  For clinicians, this means that peace of mind can be nearby and ready to use in every operatory.

All of these time-saving features translate to decreased chair time and frustration for both clinicians and patients. TheraCem is true simplicity and durability through cutting-edge chemistry.

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