REVIEW: Why you should consider using RelyX Luting Plus Resin Modified Glass Ionomer Cement in your practice

September 1, 2013
Issue 8

Dr. Christopher Ramsey's take on 3M ESPE’s RelyX Luting Plus Resin Modified Glass Ionomer Cement.

Dr. Christopher Ramsey's take on 3M ESPE’s RelyX Luting Plus Resin Modified Glass Ionomer Cement.

As a longtime user of RelyX Luting Cement, Dr. Christopher Ramsey is a fan of the recent addition of a photoinitiator to create RelyX Luting Plus cement. Dr. Ramsey explains why this cement is now more convenient and versatile than ever. 

What kind of cases do you like to use this cement for? 

It’s my go-to cement for anything that has a core-zirconium or metal. I think there’s something to be said for a cement that’s been around a long time and has a proven track record. Today, with full contour zirconium being the most commonly requested restoration in the industry, it’s important to have a predictable cement to use with these cases, and I find this material to be very predictable.

How does the addition of a photoinitiator affect the product’s convenience?

Adding the photoinitiator was huge. When you look at where we are with bonding and curing lights and all the great products that are making our lives easier, adding a photoinitator was obviously the next step for this product. We all wanted that. People who use glass ionomer cement already love it, but now, to be able to tack cure excess cement, peel it off and let the rest self cure underneath the restoration is huge.

What type of dentists do you think this cement appeals to?

When you look at all the different generations of dentists, there are people who have been practicing a long time, and they want to stay with what they know.

On the other hand, newer dentists are saying, “I’m practicing in a new generation of dentistry, and I want to be able to use my curing light to move along quickly.”

From both angles, RelyX Luting Plus cement is a great solution. It’s been around a very long time; it has a proven track record; there’s fluoride release-all the things that make glass ionomer cement great. Now that it has a photoinitiator, the technology has really advanced for those convenience-minded dentists, and it makes excess cement removal even faster. There’s nothing I’d rather use when I’ve got something that has a core-it’s just too easy and too predictable to pass up.

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