Inside Dentistry eBook

The New Standard in Cementation: Bioactivity

The goal is no longer only limited to retention—the new standard is protecting the tooth.

April 1, 2016


  • Introduction to a new class of cement—a hybrid material comprised of calcium aluminate and glass-ionomer components
  • Bioceramic cement integrates with and behaves like natural tooth structure, mimicking natural physical and mechanical properties of the tooth
  • Case example provided by Lou Graham, DDS, following the successful cementation of an implant 

Zirconia material has exploded into the marketplace like no other product before, and with it a myriad of applications. In the search for the next level of dental solutions, industry-leading manufacturers are moving beyond adhesion and focusing on protecting the tooth.

The long-term success of zirconia restorations depends on a combination of factors: prep design, retention, and durability over time, and prevention of microleakage and sensitivity. One new class of bioceramic luting cement addresses these issues by combining clinical ease of use with solid retention and the protective mechanism of bioactivity. This new class of cement is efficient and predictable. It is not technique-sensitive, has low film thickness, flows well, demonstrates easy cleanup, and requires no primers or cleaners—eliminating the need for extra bottles. Learn more about this unique material. 

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