Fuji Temp LT: Starting With a Good Cement Ensures A Good Outcome

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Published Date 10/07/2011
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Fuji Temp LT: Starting With a Good Cement Ensures A Good Outcome

Implants are a wonderful solution for edentulous and partially edentulous patients, which can provide clinicians with long-term, retentive solutions. Implants provide patients with an amazing treatment option, but clinicians must be careful to avoid certain pitfalls, such as peri-implantitis.

The bacteria found in peri-implantitis sites are similar to those found in chronic periodontis. Peri-implantitis can cause decreased confi dence in a patient-doctor relationship, increased chair time resolving the issue, and frustration.

In most cases, peri-implantitis is due to build-up of gram-negative bacteria and/or subgingival residual cement. But clinicians can make patients? lives easier by taking a couple of simple steps to avoid peri-implantitis.

Start With The Right Cement

The best way to ensure a good implant outcome is by using a great cement. GC America makes a cement called Fuji Temp LT. It reduces the amount of biofilm because it chemically adheres as a glass ionomer cement; it is fluoride-releasing; it has a low film thickness at 6 -m, creating intimate contact; and its low solubility maintains a great seal.

Indicated for provisional cementation of traditional and implant-supported crowns and bridges and for short-term provisional cementation of temporaries, Fuji Temp LT continually recharges fluoride, providing more than 1600 -g/ cm2 over 30 days. In addition, Fuji Temp LT protects against microleakage and reduces dentin sensitivity, which can result from exposed margins.

I have been using Fuji Temp LT for about 6 months, on the recommendation of a colleague. There are quite a few cements available, but there are not many that also release fluoride for the adjacent teeth and for the region in question.

The instructions for use state that Fuji Temp LT can be removed about 1 minute after seating, and I can attest that this is true. Excess material is easily removed from around the margins, making clean up very easy, even in areas of the mouth where access is limited.

Because Fuji Temp LT is retentive, it alleviates concerns about dislodging. In addition, because of its radiopacity, excess cement adjacent to periodontal tissue shows up easily on radiographs.

Avoid Introducing Problems

All of these features also assist clinicians in reducing peri-implantitis and other periodontal problems. Many problems can result from placement of a crown, and I do not want to find myself in a situation where my patient is going to suffer additional problems because of my crown placement.

A Practice Asset

Typically, I place an implant after taking a digital image of the area, which assists in evaluating the fl oor of the maxillary and nasal sinuses. After taking a check-film periapical radiograph to verify that the abutment is seated, I will pack cord around the abutment. I then use GC Fuji TEMP LT to cement the implant in place. After 1 minute, I remove the cord along with the most of the subgingival cement. A post-cementation examination can then be used to make sure no cement is left interproximally.

Ease of clean up and fluoride release make GC's Fuji Temp LT a great asset to any practice.