Definitive Cements are used for permanent placement of indirect restorations. One of the key tasks is to provide reliable marginal seal. Sealing the space between indirect restoration and prepared tooth is one of the essential tasks of any dental cement. Thus, penetration of microorganisms and caries formation is delayed as long as possible.
Definitive Cements can be broken down into two groups:
The Calibra family of definitive cements was designed to make it easier than ever to achieve consistent, successful results in your indirect restorations.
Determining which cement is best suited for a specific indication has been complicated and confusing, and can cause a restoration to fail if selected incorrectly.
Use our Selection Tool to find the right cement and ensure the success of your restorations.
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2. Calibra Universal is intended for cementation of indirect restorations including ceramic, composite and metal-based inlays, onlays crowns, bridges, and posts.
3. Amani, L. C., Pereira, C. A., Guerra, E., Souza, R., Jorge, A., & Bottino, M. (2012). Morphology and bacterial colonisation of tooth/ceramic restoration interface after different cement excess removal techniques. Journal of Dentistry,40, 742-749.
4. The Key Group, Inc.: 2015 Dental Omnibus: Quarter 1 Voice of Customer Reports.