Panavia cements have come a long way. When I was a dental assistant, more years ago than I hate to admit, I remember Panavia was our go to for the tough stuff. When a patient came in with a crown that fell off after only being on a short time, or they had a short prep and the temp had to be re-cemented every other day, the Doctor would send me to the fridge to get out the Panavia. It was also extremely complicated. I remember always propping up my laminated instruction card and laying out everything step by step (and yet still getting lost in the steps). Now Panavia SA Cement Universal, a dual-cure, self-etch, self-adhesive resin cement that provides fluoride release has made cementing much more streamlined, no matter what you want to cement. Bonus!!! You don’t even have to run to the fridge anymore, as it can be stored at room temperature!
Here at the Dental Advisor, we recently received Panavia SA Cement Universal (Kuraray). According to the manufacturer this material adheres to virtually every material including glass ceramics without the need for a separate primer. Using a unique silane coupling agent built into the paste – LCSi monomer – the cement delivers a strong, durable chemical bond to porcelain, lithium disilicate, composite resin, crowns/bridges, inlays/onlays, posts, and even adhesion bridges. All of these can be cemented with a single-step bonding formula.
- Suitable for prosthetic restorations, even LiDiSi cementation
- Easy, gingival-friendly excess removal
- No need for separate primers
- Storage at room temperature
What were the Initial Insights of the Dental Advisor team and our editorial board?
– Cutting out the need for primers is a big bonus.
– Our editorial board liked the fact that you can cement to virtually any material with a single step process.
– The material has a nice consistency/viscosity.
– Upwards of 4 minutes for self-cure may be a bit long in the eyes of the evaluators.
What do our Clinical Evaluators and their patients think about this product once it’s used in their offices? Look for our clinical evaluation in an upcoming issue!