Today's full ceramic restorations with zirconia provide the aesthetics and reliability that patients expect. Until now, clinicians have had to accept compromises between reliable adhesion and overall aesthetics. They often had to, and still do, employ conventional cements - with all their shortcomings. Many of today's available self-adhesive composite cements have not been ideally suited to achieving reliable bonding with zirconia … until now.
DMG introduces a completely new generation of self-adhesive luting cement; PermaCem 2.0. This new self-adhesive cement provides outstanding adhesive strength to zirconia without the need for separate etching and bonding steps. The secret lies in the material's composition; the special adhesive monomer formula enables superior natural self-adhesion without the compromises associated with traditional permanent cements.
PermaCem 2.0 achieves exceptional adhesive strength on other materials as well. This includes oxide and silicate ceramics as well as metals, composite restorations or glass fibre reinforced root posts. The recently developed 'Flow 2.0' formula also provides for easy handling and simple excess removal.
A Q&A with Wayne Flavin, Director of Scientific Affairs for DMG America.
"PermaCem 2.0’s innovative molecular structure helps produce the highest shear bond to strength to zirconia of any other leading self-adhesive cement ... ."
- Wayne Flavin, Director of Scientific Affairs for DMG America
Q: What is the most frequent question you hear about the dental cement category?
A: The most commonly asked question that we get would be, ‘will your cement bond to zirconia?’
Q: How does your product seek to answer that question?
A: PermaCem 2.0 is a new self-adhesive resin cement with very special capabilities. The product is especially well-suited to zirconia-based ceramics because of its unique chemistry but also provides exceptional adhesion to all other substrates.
Today’s ceramic restorations provide the esthetics and strength that dentists want and expect; metal-free composition, high esthetics, superior physical properties for fracture resistance, all in a cost-effective package. The basis for these qualities comes from the structure of zirconia, which also presents the dentist with some challenges in cementation of these materials.
PermaCem 2.0’s self-adhesive formula provides outstanding adhesive strength to zirconia without the need for separate etching, priming or bonding steps. The secret lies in the material’s composition; the special adhesive monomer formula produces superior natural self-adhesion without the compromises associated with traditional permanent cements.
PermaCem 2.0 also provides exceptional adhesive strength to all other restorative materials as well, including silicate ceramics, metals, composite restorations or glass fiber reinforced posts. The “Flow 2.0” formula also provides for easy handling and exceptional excess removal, solving yet another problem that some self-adhesive resin cements present.
Q: What about this category helps dentists practice better dentistry?
A: Self-adhesive resin cements should provide a fast, uncomplicated way to securely cement virtually all of today’s modern crown and bridge materials in a single step. Using self-adhesive resin cements should take all of the guesswork out of cementing today’s all-ceramic materials and provide for fast and easy cleanup.
Q: How is your product leading innovation in this category?
A: PermaCem 2.0’s innovative molecular structure helps produce the highest shear bond to strength to zirconia of any other leading self-adhesive cement without the need for any additional steps or preparations. This strength and simplicity are the key features of PermaCem 2.0. Simplicity, strength and value are the hallmarks of DMG ‘s PermaCem 2.0.
Using both chemical and mechanical adhesion, PermaCem 2.0 permanent cement is said to provide an exceptionally strong bond to zirconium restorations. The dual-curing properties of the cement provide a strong bond across all substrates.
Formulated for easy cleanup, the optimized viscosity and no-drip formulation provide fast and easy removal of excess, resulting in less stress and chair time for the clinician. As a single-step cement, it provides the added benefit of not requiring etching.
For further information on PermaCem 2.0, contact your Gunz Dental representative today, or a member of our friendly customer service team on 1800 025 300.