REVIEW: eCement kit has everything needed to successfully cement lithium disilicate restorations

October 9, 2013
Stan Goff
Stan Goff

Issue 8

Dr. David Hornbrook gives his firsthand account of BISCO's eCement ...

Dr. David Hornbrook gives his firsthand account of BISCO's eCement ...

The use of lithium disilicate (IPS e.max®) has become increasingly more popular over the last few years for both anterior and posterior restorations. Confusion, however, still exists in how these restorations should be cemented to provide optimal esthetics, retention and fracture resistance.

BISCO has made it very easy to predictably cement these restorations by developing eCEMENT™, a lithium disilicate cementation kit.

This kit is comprehensive and includes all the components needed to successfully cement lithium disilicate restorations. The porcelain etch is a 4% buffered hydrofluoric acid that is used to treat the lithium disilicate surface.

The consistency and handling is very easy to use compared with other HF acids. The dentin and enamel etch, SELECT HV® ETCH w/ BAC is by far my favorite etch on the market. The consistency and viscosity is such that it can easily be limited to enamel only for those using a self-etching adhesive and want to increase the bond to enamel by etching, yet do not want to get any of the etchant on the dentin. It also contains Benzalkonium Chloride (BAC), an antimicrobial agent.

The adhesive in this kit is ALL-BOND UNIVERSAL®. This is an alcohol-based single bottle system that can be used with either the total-etch or self-etching techniques. The dual–cure resin cement is one of the very best on the market that I have worked with.

It is excellent with a “Tack & Wave” technique and the excess easily peels away from the restoration margins after waving. The anterior light-cure-only cement comes in two shades: Translucent and Milky Bright. Overall, this is an excellent system, which includes everything you need to bond in a lithium disilicate restoration.

eCEMENT™

Designed to be a complete system for the easy cementation of lithium disilicate

restorations, 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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