Many different methods exist for cementing crowns and bridges, and some more effective than others. It is important for dentists to understand which cementation method works best with which crown material, and which method reduces chair time for the patient.
Over the years, various products have been developed to assist with dental cementation. Some products allow dentists to do more with fewer steps.
Let’s compare two different methods for cementing crowns and bridges with some of the latest products on the market.
Cementation Method 1:
- Note: This method is NOT recommended for zirconia based restorations.
- After your final try in, we suggest cleaning the restoration with Ivoclean from Ivoclar. This is a zirconia oxide solution placed inside the restoration for 20 seconds then rinsed out.
- Apply etching gel (5% hydrofluoric acid) to inside of e.max (lithium disciliate) restoration and allow to react for time noted for the type of cement used.
- Rinse and dry.
- Prime restoration with Z-Prime Plus or Monobond Plus and place with cement of your choice.
Cementation Method 2:`
- Cement restoration with Ceramir (no primer needed).
- According to the research, Ceramir can reduce prep time by eliminating the need for primer and etching. We still recommend the use of an etching gel for better adhesion of the e.max (lithium disilicate) restorations.
Bayshore Dental Studio has cementation guides for zirconia crowns and e.max crowns. Call or email for your cementation guide.
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