Temporary Tooth Repair is a tooth-colored material that offers temporary relief over-the-counter.
Oral health products company OrVance, LLC has announced the launch of OraVance® Temporary Tooth Repair (TTR™). TTR is indicated as an at-home cement that provides temporary relief for broken teeth and lost fillings and crowns until proper dental care is received.
TTR is a pliable tooth-colored material that is designed to stick to problem areas and offer temporary relief that is available to patients over-the-counter. The material is not a cement, so there is said to be no wait-time for setting, and it reportedly features a 10-second application time. It is said to be easy to remove before dental procedures as well.
TTR uses a moisture-activated adhesive layer, so it works best when teeth are wet. It is then pressed onto the exposed tooth surface for 3 to 5 seconds and molded as desired. Patients then simply bite down as TTR is designed to self-mold to the bite and adjacent teeth. While safe to use while eating or drinking, patients should avoid chewing on the damaged surface until they receive professional intervention. It is not indicated for patients to recement crowns at home, but to relieve dentinal hypersensitivity until loose crowns can be properly recement in the practice.
OrVance plans to partner with an established CPG company to distribute TTR to brick-and-mortar retail stores. The product is expected to be on shelves in 2022, according to a press release from the company.