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The quick application and 3-second tack cure of this resin cement is said to cut chair time.
Tokuyama Dental America announces the release of EsteCem® II, a dual-cured resin cement. EsteCem II reportedly doesn't require light-curing, etching (optional), surface agitation, additional primers or activators when used with Tokuyama Universal Bond, which is included in the kit.
The quick application, 3-second tack cure and easy clean up is said to cut chair time, offering speed comparable to self-adhesive cements. Eliminating the need for extraneous primers and activators, EsteCem II is an inventory saver and can also reportedly replace several cements and luting agents in a clinicians’ practice.
EsteCem II has high bond strength in self-etch, light-cure or self-cure mode, offering flexibility to clinicians for all indications. Tokuyama Dental’s 3D-SR monomer is engineered to create a three-dimensional cross-linking adhesion interface for an enhanced bond to all restorative materials, retentive and non-retentive surfaces, and provide the versatility akin to dual-cured resin cements.
EsteCem II is designed to be stain-resistant and experience minimal color shift when directly placed in coffee in lab tests. With very low water absorption, EsteCem II is said to significantly reduce the risk of marginal discoloration as fluids and saliva are less absorbed from the expansion and contraction during intraoral temperature fluctuations. Minimal water absorption also decreases the pressure beneath a prosthetic and risk of cracking.
For detailed EsteCem II product information, visit www.EsteCemII.com.