Riva Bond LC
Riva Bond LC can to achieve a high bond strength through chemical adhesion and by compensating for polymerization shrinkage. Riva Bond LC’s unique Stress Reduction Technology (SRT) incorporates the aforementioned ionglass technology with advanced glass ionomer resin technology, which translates to minimal stress at all bonding interfaces. According to SDI, contraction stress is completely eliminated by selective hygroscopic expansion and water absorption of the thin adhesive layer. Less stress means a stronger, more durable restoration and less patient sensitivity. And since it compensates for shrinkage, Riva Bond LC is ideal for use during bulk fill procedures, which tend to shrink more. It does not have any marginal staining, either. Riva Bond LC is available in capsules and comes packaged 50 to a box, including accessories and a mixing well.
Deep Facial Caries: Treatment & Results
A 37-year-old healthy female presented for new patient examination and evaluation. She had not had dental care in more than 6 years. Visual examination, digital radiographs and fiber optic transillumination (FOTI) with SDI diagnostic attachment indicated that the decay was rather severe and would require immediate attention. The case is photographed and explained step-by-step....Read More
A Flowable Composite for Every Layer of Use
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Peer-to-Peer: Riva Light Cure HY Glass lonomer Restorative
Riva Light Cure HV combines the best of glass ionomer cements and composites into one material. Riva Light Cure HV is a high-viscosity resin-reinforced glass ionomer restorative cement from SDI (North America). According to the manufacturer, Riva Light Cure HV combines the fluoride release and strong chemical bond of glass ionomers with the esthetics of composites. SDI also describes the marerial as having excellent handling properties so that it is very sculptable and does not stick to instruments. In addition, Riva Light Cure HV uses SDI's proprietary ionglass filler, which is a radiopaque, high ion releasing,...Read More
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