How 3M™ ESPE™ RelyX™ Ultimate cement offers industry leading bond strength

August 26, 2013
Stan Goff
Stan Goff

Issue 8

"RelyX Ultimate cement has greatly simplified the adhesive cementation process by reducing the number of components used to only require two steps ..."

"RelyX Ultimate cement has greatly simplified the adhesive cementation process by reducing the number of components used to only require two steps ..."

- Thuy Tran, Scientific Affairs Manager for 3M ESPE

Q: What is the most frequent question you hear about this category?

A: Dentists often ask whether there is an easier way to perform adhesive cementation than the traditional use, which can consist of up to six different components and multiple individual steps-all of which present potential sources for error.

Q: How does 3M™ ESPE™ RelyX™ Ultimate Adhesive Resin Cement seek to answer that question?

A: RelyX Ultimate cement has greatly simplified the adhesive cementation process by reducing the number of components used to only require two steps, which includes the use of one cement syringe-RelyX Ultimate cement-and one bottle of 3M™ ESPE™ Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive.

Q: What about this product helps dentists practice better dentistry?

A: RelyX Ultimate cement offers industry leading bond strength and reliable, reproducible results that provide dentists with security, even when cementing the most challenging indications.

Q: How is RelyX Ultimate cement leading innovation in this category?

A: RelyX Ultimate cement has been designed to work with Scotchbond Universal adhesive, which enables self-etch or total-etch application with the same bottle. It also has an integrated silane and zirconia primer, which eliminates the need for additional bottles and simplifies inventory management.

In addition, the cement has an integrated dual cure activator that will self cure the adhesive once it comes in contact with the cement. This eliminates the need for another bottle. Fewer components and steps mean fewer sources for potential error and less chance of expired or missing products.

Dr. Jeffrey Blank on 3M™ ESPE ™ RelyX™ Ultimate Adhesive Resin Cement

Since I began using 3M™ ESPE™ RelyX™ Ultimate Adhesive Resin Cement when it was first introduced in early 2012, I have transitioned to using it almost exclusively.

The reasons for this are many. Most notably, it is compatible with any indirect indication.

A number of practical features also help explain why RelyX Ultimate cement is so useful. It is dual cure and comes in a base paste/catalyst paste system.

It can be dispensed conveniently through a spiral mixing tip, which helps ensure the proper mix ratio of the two pastes. It handles well and cleans up well. A primary consideration for any cement is its bond strength, and RelyX Ultimate cement performs very well in this area, with strong test data on its adhesion to both dentin and enamel, in self-etch and total-etch modes.

The cement is designed to work in tandem with 3M™ ESPE™ Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive, and the combination of these products provides a great way to streamline the adhesion process. Dentists who are tired of stocking multiple resin cements and adhesive systems- as well as learning the various techniques for all these products- now have a go-to system that eliminates these issues.