A single composite that works well for cementation and core build-up has long been considered impossible, due to conflicting requirements. By means of patented Active-Connect-Technology (ACT), however, Kettenbach Dental has succeeded in meeting the challenge without compromising the material. The result is the Visalys® CemCore system, which enables both adhesive cementation and core build-up to be achieved with just a few components. The system is designed to interlink brands and the business.
Cementation composites need to be as hydrophilic as possible and highly fluid, whereas core build-up requires a high degree of stability, and a material that swells as little as possible. Kettenbach Dental has now developed a groundbreaking technology that simply eliminates the conflicts: Active-Connect-Technology allows optimal mixing of the somewhat hydrophobic cementation composite, Visalys CemCore, with the hydrophilic Visalys® Tooth Primer, on the damp surface of the tooth.
Despite its hydrophobic properties, the innovative composite achieves a high adhesive strength without swelling. Visalys CemCore is formulated to flow superbly into every clearance, and yet displays a high degree of stability: gentle application of pressure ensures the degree of flow required when carrying out restoration, for example. Release the pressure, and Visalys CemCore reverts to its firm consistency so that excess material does not expand and is easy to remove after application.
The Visalys CemCore system incorporates three basic components: the composite cement after which it is named, one single-component primer for teeth and another for restoration. It is convenient to use and can be tailored to the application: Visalys CemCore is available in a convenient and easy to use 5ml dual chambered syringe. The range of five different colors [Universal (A2/A3), Translucent, Bleach, Opaque and Dark (A4)] ensures an excellent basis for the esthetic outcome. For securing restorations where outstanding esthetics are demanded, additional color-matched try-in pastes are available where required. The Tooth Primer can be applied direct to dentine or enamel without mixing, and the Restorative Primer is suitable for pre-treatment of all restoration surfaces.
This makes the Visalys CemCore system suitable both for cementation and also for core build-up using a single composite–the Active-Connect-Technology ensures powerful adhesion with Visalys Tooth Primer and Visalys Restorative Primer, while low liquid absorption ensures a high degree of dimensional stability in the core build-up and hence a reduced risk of fracture in the final restoration. Visalys CemCore is available to try in Universal (A2/A3) color with a starter pack, which includes not only the Visalys CemCore but also Visalys® Tooth Primer and Visalys® Restorative Primer, along with the required accessories.