I recently watched a round table discussion on zirconia cementing. After an hour of discussing all the different tricks and techniques of zirconia cementation, the host asked the panel of experts what they were using in their practices/ dental schools. I was surprised that with all the new bonding/cementation products out there they were all still using RMGI (resin modified glass ionomer) cements for their day to day zirconia cementation. They all agreed that you just can’t beat the simplicity and the good feeling of having the fluoride release that you get with these materials.
Here at the Dental Advisor, we recently received Meron Plus QM (VOCO) resin modified glass ionomer cement. According to the manufacturer this material is a paste to paste cement that comes in a automix syringe. Is is used for cementation of metal-based and high strength all-ceramic based inlays, onlays, crowns and bridges, and metal, ceramic and glass fiber-reinforced posts and orthodontic bands. Features include:
- Tack cure option allows for easy clean up
- High bond strength for long lasting restorations
- Low water solubility and film thickness
- Self-adhesive properties remove the need for primer or conditioner
What were the Initial Insights of the Dental Advisor team and our editorial board?
– Nice viscosity/film thickness for an RMGI cement
– How will the evaluators feel about the single shade?
– Nice to have the tack cure option for speedy cleanup
– Moisture tolerance and no need for primers or conditioners is a big bonus
What do our Clinical Evaluators think about this product once it’s used in their offices? Look for our clinical evaluation in an upcoming issue!