Master the art of adhesive cementation:

When seating indirect restorations, what features do you value most when selecting an adhesive system?

  • Are versatility and high bond strength primary factors in your decision-making process?

  • Are you looking for a system that is flexible enough to handle seating a wide range of restorations from crowns, bridges and veneers to inlays and onlays?

  • Does your need for versatility extend to all types of common indirect dental materials including glass-ceramic, lithium disilicate, composite resin, zirconium oxide and even metal?

  • Do you also need a system that is equally suitable for seating posterior as well as highly esthetic anterior restorations?

  • What about simplicity of use and ease of processing?

  • Do you value an adhesive system that ensures comfortable time-efficient handling in all situations and offers easy and controlled removal of excess cement?

If you answered “Yes” to these questions, then you need to try Variolink Esthetic, a light- and dual-cure luting composite adhesive system that enjoys tremendous popularity among thousands of dental practitioners. They turned to Variolink Esthetic’s adhesive system of coordinated products due to the system’s versatility, tried-and-tested application protocols, bond strengths and user-friendly handling. What they found was a system that is not only dependable but one that offers reproducible placement results time and again.

Your comprehensive guide to adhesive cementation: 

Want to find out more about adhesive cementation protocols and Variolink Esthetic? Download Ivoclar's Guide to Adhesive Cementation and try Variolink Esthetic for free!

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This highly illustrated and informative cementation guide takes you through the step-by-step protocols for using Variolink Esthetic LC and DC for the permanent seating of all types of restorations from try-in to cementation and after care.

Getting adhesive cementation right – every step of the way

One of the most critical steps in the cementation process is proper conditioning of the restoration bonding surface and preparation of the restorative site prior to cementation. The finer points of conditioning different restorative materials whether pretreated in the laboratory, or in the practice are outlined as well as important tips on cleaning the preparation site prior to cementation. The guide also discusses preventing contamination of the operative site and an explanation of the various etching methods prior to final cementation along with important tips on using Adhese Universal.

Clinical Cases using adhesive cementation

To illustrate the esthetics achievable in anterior cases using Variolink Esthetic LC and DC, the guide contains two clinical cases by Dr. Stephanie Huth, detailing placement of an anterior IPS e.max Press LT crown and IPS e.max Press veneer, followed by details on using Variolnk Esthetic’s unique shade range and try-in pastes to achieve precise shade matching with adjacent teeth. Variolink Esthetic’s try-in pastes were developed to simulate the final restoration after curing, offering clinicians the opportunity to check the accuracy of fit, occlusion and shade prior to final seating and make adjustments if necessary.

Valuable adhesive cementation tips

The authors also offer detailed tips and tricks for achieving the highest level of esthetics and bond strength using Variolink Esthetic LC and DC, including techniques to use for easy removal of excess cement, the importance of gingiva management for long-term adhesive success, the influence of moisture on dentin color perception, and solving challenging cases involving unevenly colored remaining tooth structure using the new White Opaque cement shade.

But this is just a snapshot of the content. There is so much more packed into the 23-page Guide on Adhesive Cementation!

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Three products are featured in the Variolink Esthetic family of adhesives:

Variolink Esthetic DC is a dual-curing polymer-based luting material suitable for all types of restorations and restorative materials placed in the anterior or posterior arch.

Variolink Esthetic LC is a high viscosity light-cure variant suitable for seating very thin, highly translucent restorations measuring <2mm in thickness such as veneers and inlays/onlays.

Variolink Esthetic Try-in Pastes offer the ability to try in restorations using different adhesive shades prior to seating to ensure shade matching perfection.

Spotlight on Esthetics: Variolink Esthetic offers Effect Shades to enable practitioners to further customize esthetics for seamless blend of the restoration with adjacent natural dentition. Available in six shades, esthetics can be customized to meet the high esthetic demands of patients.

Each of the Variolink Esthetic adhesives are formulated to work with pre-treatment conditioning agents to ensure a strong adhesive bond between the restoration, cement, and the tooth, offering clinicians a choice of total-etch, selective enamel etch, or self-etch methods depending on the restorative case being treated:

Monobond Plus: A universal primer used to condition the restoration if not pretreated in the laboratory or if created chairside.

Monobond Etch & Prime: A self-etching single component primer used to condition glass ceramic and lithium disilicate restorations in a single step.

Adhese Universal and Adhese Universal DC: A self-etching single component adhesive compatible with all etching techniques that achieves >25Mpa strength values on enamel or dentin. Universal Adhese DC is a dual-curing adhesive that offers an alternative for cementation of restorations that rely solely on self-curing mechanisms.

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