SELF-REPAIRING HYDROXYAPATITE (HA) LAYER

Calibra® Bio Bioceramic Luting Cement minimizes microleakage and protects the restoration’s long-term marginal integrity. Calcium and hydroxyl ions interact with phosphate ions in saliva, forming HA along the preparation’s margin. If any future damage occurs, saliva in the oral environment interacts with cement at the margins to continuously repair the HA layer and enhance overall marginal integrity.

SEAMLESS ADAPTATION

As a traditional glass ionomer cures, it leaves imperfections in the dentin-cement interface. Calibra® Bio Bioceramic Luting Cement solves this problem by adding CA particles that dissolve to release calcium and aluminate ions. When the ions reach a sufficient concentration, hydrates crystallize around the remaining CA particles to create seamless adaptation toward the tooth structure.

And it provides the same retentive strength as self-adhesive resin cement. A three-year study shows excellent marginal integrity, no marginal discolorations, no subject sensitivity, no secondary caries, and no loss of retention over time.1

 

 

SIMPLICITY AND EASY TO USE

Calibra® Bio cement requires no priming, bonding or conditioning, and performs well in the mouth’s naturally moist environment so you can easily deliver successful results while saving time with every restoration. Like all Calibra® cements, it also cleans up easily.

 

  • No priming or bonding agent is needed, saving time and steps 
  • Good flowability and consistency with low expansion and no shrinkage
  • Works well with zirconia—simple protocol with good retentive strength 
  • Good retentive strength, comparable to self-adhesive resin cements 
  • Same easy cleanup as other Calibra® cements 

 

1. Jefferies SR, Pameijer CH, Appleby DC, Boston D, Lööf J: A Bioactive Dental Luting Cement: Its Retentive Properties and 3-Year Clinical Findings. Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2013 Feb; 34 Spec No 1:2-9