Seamless Adaptation

As a traditional glass ionomer cures, it leaves imperfections in the dentin/cement interface. Calibra Bio 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. 

Self-Repairing Hydroxyapatite (HA) Layer

Calibra Bio 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.

Easy to Use

Calibra Bio cement performs well in the mouth’s naturally moist environment so you can easily deliver successful results while saving time with every restoration:
  • Requires no priming, bonding or conditioning
  • Provides good flowability and consistency with low expansion and no shrinkage
  • Works well with zirconia in a simple protocol
  • Delivers excellent retentive strength comparable to self-adhesive resin cements and is recommended for retentive tooth preparations
  • Cleans up easily, like all Calibra® cements

 

For any restoration where you would have reached for a glass ionomer cement in the past, now you can reach for the future. Choose the new bioactive cement that works with the natural oral environment to deliver seamless adaptation toward the tooth when your restoration is placed, and self-repairing HA layer for years to come.

1. Source: 2015 The Key Group Omnibus Dental Survey, Quarter 3
2. 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