Advancements in restorative materials and cements provide today’s dentist with a wealth of options, but knowing which cement to use with which material can be a challenge.

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    Free E-Book: A simple guide to restorative cements

    Today’s dentist enjoys a wealth of options when it comes to restorative cements. But knowing which ones to use—and exactly how to use them—can be a challenge. Download our free e-book to help you choose the right cement for every indication.

    Advancements in restorative materials and cements provide today’s dentist with a wealth of options, but knowing which cement to use with which material can be a challenge.

    To help answer this question, Dental Products Report partnered with 3M ESPE to produce a comprehensive e-book that provides a step-by-step guide to selecting the appropriate cement for the different indications you face.

    “The keys to restorative success are proper technique and proper material selection,” says Des Moines, Iowa, clinician and respected clinical lecturer Robert C. Margeas, DDS. 

    “Of course it’s up to each dentist to develop his or her technique—including following manufacturer instructions to the letter. But today we have adhesive and self-adhesive resin cements that are far less technique sensitive than their predecessors.”

    For resin cements, Dr. Margeas uses 3M ESPE RelyXTM Ultimate, RelyXTM Unicem 2, and RelyXTM Luting Plus.

    Dr. Margeas says successful cements are easy to use and should excel in adhesion, mechanical properties, long-term stability, esthetics and biocompatibility; and they should be made by a company with longevity, dedication to research, and a history of innovation.

    “There are many good products out there, but if your crowns are failing, or if you’re seeing sensitivity in your patients, then you should take a look at your technique and consider switching the products you use,” Dr. Margeas says.

    You can download the free EBook, “A Simple Guide to Choosing the Right Cement for Every Indication,” here.