How Kuraray’s PANAVIA™ SA Cement Universal lightens the workload for one clinician.
Troy Schmedding, DDS, AAACD
As a dental practitioner for more than 25 years, and an expert on restorative and esthetic dentistry, Dr. Troy Schmedding has been using Kuraray Noritake products over much of his career. Most recently, he’s started utilizing PANAVIA SA Cement Universal in his California practice.
PANAVIA SA Cement Universal is a new product from Kuraray Noritake that eliminates the need for separate primers or silane coupling agents. Instead, it utilizes dual monomer technology to take the guesswork out of cementing many types of ceramics-based restorations. Thanks to MDP and LCSi monomer technology, PANAVIA SA is an easy-to-apply, soft tissue-friendly self-adhesive resin cement that adheres to any material. For Dr. Schmedding, the product’s value lies in its ability to make his job easier and lighten the load as a clinician.
Current technology in resin cements and ceramic bonding
Most of the restorations Dr. Schmedding used in the past were ceramic-based. Those ceramics come in two different forms-glass ceramic, and zirconia ceramic, a non-silica and non-glass-based material.
According to Dr. Schmedding, there is confusion around conditioning these materials prior to a bonding protocol or cementing with a resin-based cement. In short, a glass-ceramic cement was treated entirely differently than zirconia-based materials. With Kuraray Noritake’s PANAVIA SA, there is no more confusion because this material removes all guesswork.
“What’s so unique about PANAVIA SA Cement Universal is its dual-monomer technology in the dual-barrel syringe. The silane is stable and not activated until you mix it. This is a great advantage for bonding glass-ceramics,” he says. “Within those syringes are two very important new monomers, one being a silane based monomer that Kuraray Noritake created, and also the original MDP-based monomer. So no matter which way you’re going or what material you’re utilizing to cement, you have a product that will work on both of those avenues because it has a monomer for both sides of adhesion. That means you no longer need a priming agent for any of the ceramic materials in dentistry today.”
Simplifying the bonding process
“Ultimately, it takes away the scenario of figuring out how you’re going to condition your ceramic because no matter what material you’re going to use in a ceramic-based world, you will only have to use the PANAVIA SA Cement Universal,” he says.
Before universal cement
In Dr. Schmedding’s experience, generally he needed to add a primer or conditioner to the ceramic-based cements he was using. There were a number of added steps in understanding the material he was working with in relation to the substrate or crown material he was utilizing.
“The new, universal cement has taken that thought process out of the equation,” he says. “Essentially, you know that PANAVIA SA is going to be able to adhere in relation to a glass-ceramic or a zirconia-based product. Ease of use is a big plus with this product thanks to the dual monomer technology, which eliminates the need for different primers.”
“The results I’ve seen with PANAVIA SA versus materials I’ve used in the past fare favorably in the sense that generally, what we’re looking at is clean up being a big issue in dealing with resin-based cements. With this product, a simple cure of three to five seconds, and I find it will peel off very easily from the margins and removal seems to be very efficient,” shares Dr. Schmedding. “It’s really revolutionized a lot of adhesion-based dentistry and Kuraray Noritake has always kind of been the leader in adhesion.”
PANAVIA SA Universal
Building on the success of the PANAVIA SA Cement Plus, the PANAVIA SA Cement Universal offers the same wide range of indications for adhesion and is designed to be suitable for crowns/bridges, inlays/onlays, posts, and adhesion bridges. This self-adhesive resin cement contains a dual-monomer technology that adheres to virtually every material without the need for a primer. This cement is available in both automix and handmix.
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