Keeping it Simple: Can You Guess Which Cement is Best for Which Procedure?

September 26, 2016

The dentist uses every resource available to make sure that the patient’s teeth are strong, healthy, and beautiful while performing the restoration with the goal of minimum patient sensitivity. Take this quiz to see how much you know.

When considering the merits of a cementation option, dentists look for strong, reliable bonds with excellent aesthetics and low post-operative sensitivity. The ideal is that the dentist uses every resource available to make sure that the patient’s teeth are strong, healthy, and beautiful while performing the restoration with the goal of minimum patient sensitivity. They’re also considering a product’s ease of use and looking to simplify their procedures to save on time and focus on delivering the best outcomes for their patients.

Luckily, 3M™ RelyX™ family of cements makes the process of cementation simple and are designed to handle virtually any indirect procedure.

3M™ RelyX™ Ultimate Adhesive Resin Cement
3M™ RelyX™ Unicem and Unicem 2 Self-Adhesive Resin Cement
3M™ RelyX™ Luting Plus Resin Modified Glass Ionomer Cement
3M™ RelyX™ Veneer Cement
3M™ RelyX™ Temp E and Temp NE Temporary Cement

Can you guess which indication goes with which cementation option?

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a. RelyX Ultimate Adhesive Resinb. 3M RelyX Unicem or 3M RelyX Unicem 2 Self-Adhesive Resin Cement

While the 3M RelyX Unicem and Unicem 2 cement are both recommended for a metal-based Maryland bridge, it’s the RelyX Ultimate Adhesive Resin Cement that is most highly recommended for use in this procedure. RelyX Ultimate requires fewer components than most competing adhesive resin cements.

 

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d. Both Band C are ideal

RelyX Unicem 2 and RelyX Ultimate are both acceptable solutions for endodontic post cementation. RelyX Unicem 2 requires fewer steps than RelyX Ultimate and does not require the post or canal to be etched or primed.

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d. All of the above

The most versatile of all the RelyX cementation options, the RelyX Ultimate is recommended for all of these indications!

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d. None of the above

Trick question! The RelyX Veneer cement is highly recommended for use in all three veneer types.

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d. Both a and B

The RelyX Unicem and Unicem 2 Self-Adhesive resin cements and RelyX Ultimate Adhesive resin cement are both recommended for all resin single-unit crown restorations.

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a. RelyX Ultimate Adhesive Resin

RelyX Ultimate Adhesive is recommended for all resin nano ceramic inlays and onlays, although it is not recommended for resin nano ceramic full coverage crowns.

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g. All of the above

RelyX Ultimate Adhesive Resin is recommended for glass ceramics and CAD/CAM restorations, when used with Scotchbond Universal Adhesive. It can also be used with total-etch, self-etch, or selective-etch procedures. RelyX Ultimate offers industry leading bond strength with just two components.

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a. RelyX Ultimate Adhesive Resin

Because of its superior bond strength when used with Scotchbond Universal Adhesive, the RelyX Ultimate Adhesive Resin is recommended for glass ceramics and CAD/CAM restorations. It can also be used with total-etch, self-etch, or selective-etch procedures.

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b. 3M RelyX Unicem or 3M RelyX Unicem 2

RelyX Unicem and Unicem 2 are the world’s most clinically proven self-adhesive resin cements, making them the “go-to” solution for a wide range of procedures.

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c. RelyX Luting Plus

RelyX Luting Plus has a tack light-cure feature for “clean up on demand”, sustained fluoride release for caries-prone patients and virtually no post-operative sensitivity.

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For more information about 3M’s full line of cementation solutions, please visit 3M.com/dentalcements.