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    How BISCO’s eCEMENT™ can simplify cement selection and procedures

    A Q&A with Paul L. Child Jr., DMD, CDT, and Executive Vice President BISCO Dental Products.

    "BISCO offers a broad array of cementation products, all designed for optimum performance in the patients’ mouths."

    -  Paul L. Child Jr., DMD, CDT, Executive Vice President BISCO Dental Products


    Q: What is the most frequent question or concern you hear from dental professionals about the dental cement category?

    A: Most often we get asked about the proper protocol for cementing ceramic-based restorations:

    “When can I cement?” versus “When should I bond?” Using a conventional cement, such as resin-modified glass ionomer or even a self-adhesive resin cement like BisCem® (BISCO), is a simple procedure that is successful when used where indicated. However, when the restoration needs to be bonded, dentists often find themselves searching for the proper protocols.

    Q: How does your company, or your product specifically, seek to answer that question or meet that need?

    A: eCEMENT™ from BISCO was developed to simplify the cementation protocol for lithium disilicate restorations, including the techniques to treat the restoration with hydrofluoric acid and a silane primer, and a guide for selecting either a dual-cured or light-cured resin cement.

    Our instructions are simple to follow; any clinician can successfully use eCEMENT™ to bond a lithium disilicate restoration in place. The kit comes with everything a clinician needs to successfully bond these types of restorations. eCEMENT™ is a unique product that meets the demands of clinicians desiring to simplify their cement selection, and the overall procedure.

    BISCO also offers other cementation systems that simplify the protocol for dentists, including Choice™ 2 for veneer cementation, and Duo-link Universal™ for cementation of all indirect substrates, including zirconia.

    Q: What about this product category do you think helps the dentist practice better clinical dentistry?

    A: Learning and understanding dental cements can take some time for the clinician to master. Interactions with the restorative material, its thickness, its optical properties, the tooth color, the cements optical and physical properties—all can influence the outcome. However, once the clinician understands these properties, he or she can successfully match nature, even in the most difficult cases.

    BISCO provides the clinicians with the best cementation system that allows for highly esthetic results, as well as ensuring long-lasting restorations. Clinicians clearly do not enjoy providing restorations again because of failures, such as de-bonding. Understanding what cements are best for the restoration and tooth being serviced, and how to provide a tight seal that will last for many years, is integral to the longevity and success of any restoration.

    Q: How is your company or product leading the way for innovation in this category?

    A: BISCO offers a broad array of cementation products, all designed for optimum performance in the patients’ mouths. In addition, BISCO’s unique chemistry of our resin cements allows for a high conversion in both the light-cured and the self-cured modes.

    Many dual-cured resin cements have a high conversion only in one of the two modes. BISCO provides the clinician with confidence that the patient’s new restoration will be fully cured into place, whether it is highly transparent or opaque. New and innovative products are always being developed at BISCO, and our customers can expect exciting introductions in the future.


    eCEMENT™

    Designed to be a complete system for the easy cementation of lithium disilicate Bisco's eCementrestorations, BISCO’S eCEMENT™ is a kit featuring high-strength resin cements formulated to provide esthetics at the margin and long-term retention of single- or multiple-unit restorations.

    The eCEMENT™ kit includes a combination of advanced and effective products coupled with all the components needed for cementation of lithium disilicate restorations.

    eCEMENT™ is compatible with crowns, bridges and veneers regardless of whether the restorations are milled or pressed. The cement also provides shade stability and is radiopaque. eCEMENT™ is an all-in-one kit designed to save time and money when placing lithium disilicate restorations.

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