From the Podium: Ceramir Crown and Bridge

Author : David Little, DDS
Published Date 01/11/2017
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Find out why David Little, DDS, believes that Doxa’s Ceramir:

• Helps him reduce the chance of cement-associated peri-implantitis for his implant patients.

• Provides ease of use and long-lasting bond through its unique chemistry.


The success of dental implant treatment doesn’t just rely on the skill and technique of the dentist when it comes to diagnosis, treatment planning, and implant placement. Success also relies on the placement of the restoration, including the materials used and the proper delivery and cleanup of those materials.

Cement-associated peri-implantitis, a serious concern related to implant failure, occurs when excess cement makes its way into the peri-implant space. Technique is important to avoid this complication, and so is the cement you use.

I prefer Doxa Dental’s Ceramir Crown & Bridge luting cement because I believe it helps to reduce the chances of peri-implantitis in my implant patients. Its unique chemistry, simple technique, and fast cleanup combine to give me confidence that implant restorations will be strong and that I won’t leave any cement behind.

Unique Chemistry

Ceramir is the first product in a new class of unique materials called nanostructurally integrating bioceramics (NIB) that closely replicate natural tooth structure. This material doesn’t irritate the pulp, and my patients have experienced virtually no postoperative sensitivity.

Simple Technique

Indicated for a wide range of restorative materials, including PFMs, lithium disilicate, zirconia, alumina, and implant crowns, Ceramir is simple to place. It works well when the prep is moist, and you don’t need a bonding agent, silane, primers, or other treatments. The material wets and flows well, while its viscoelastic consistency allows crowns to slip into place. It has a 2-minute working time and fully sets at 5 minutes.

Easy Cleanup

Ease of placement is key to preventing cement from getting into the peri-implant space, and Ceramir’s easy cleanup ensures no cement is left behind. Two of Ceramir’s qualities make it easy to remove excess: It’s white, so you can’t miss it, and when it reaches the gel state after 3 minutes, it can be thoroughly removed with little effort.

One of the biggest advantages of using Ceramir is that it doesn’t require the best conditions for a good seal; it’s formulated to work regardless. It creates an alkaline environment to resist bacterial decay, has thermal properties similar to dental tissue, and remains stable over time. Combined with my skill and experience, Ceramir helps me ensure implant success for my patients.