How to standardize your dental cement use.

July 5, 2016 3M Canada

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Standardizing your practice can result in better patient outcomes, as well as savings in time and money

Sorting through a jumble of special purpose cements to find the right one for your procedure can be frustrating and confusing. You want to ensure that the right product is used for the right patient, in a timely way so that patients can get on with their lives, and you can get on to helping your next patient.

The cost of keeping the wrong inventory

Not only can finding the right cement be time consuming, but the excess inventory and waste from cements that expire before you have the chance to use them up can end up costing your practice.

Keep it simple by standardizing your dental cement selection

In order to help increase efficiency, as well as save time and money, some practices are simplifying their inventories – and their lives – by standardizing their practice on 3M™ RelyX™ Cements.

Optimizing RelyX™ Dental Cements to handle virtually any indirect procedure is a simple but effective solutions to the complex challenge facing practices that use cements.

RelyX™ Brand Products are versatile, combining ease of use with industry-leading performance. Choosing one, two or all three of these cements gives you more freedom to work the way that’s best for you.  And focus on delivering the best possible outcomes for your patients.

RelyX Ultimate Syringe

 RelyX™ Ultimate Adhesive Resin Cement

Industry-leading bond strength with fewer working steps

Ideal for:  CAD/CAM and glass ceramic restorations

When you need extra-strength bonding without the hassle of complex adhesive systems, choose RelyX™ Ultimate Adhesive Resin Cement in combination with Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive.

You’ll get versatile, reliable adhesive cementation that’s fast and easy to use – all with just two components.

  • Proven, industry-leading bond strength
  • Fast and easy procedure with only two components
  • Total-etch, selective etch or self-etch procedures
  • First-class esthetics with natural fluorescence


RelyX Syringe

RelyX™ Unicem and Unicem 2  Cements

All-around reliability. Impressive bond strength

Ideal for:

General cementation, oxide ceramic restorations, posts and bridges

RelyX™ Unicem and Unicem 2 Cements offer impressive shear-bond strength to dentin and enamel, providing a long-lasting and secure restoration.

The world’s most clinically proven self-adhesive resin cement

For simplicity, convenience and reliability, RelyX™ Unicem Cement is your “go-to” product for a wide range of indications. Thanks to the dual-cure, self-adhesive chemistry, RelyX™ Unicem Cements deliver high adhesion, resistance to discoloration, long-term stability and more:

  • Saves time by eliminating etching, priming and bonding steps
  • Virtually no post-op sensitivity 1
  • Strong
  • Moisture tolerant
  • Endo tips make cementing posts easy and more reliable

RelyX™ Unicem 2 Cement is based on the same chemistry as the original RelyX™ Unicem Cement, and offers the convenience of an automix delivery system.

RelyX LPA Syringe

 RelyX™ Luting Plus Cement

Convenient, versatile and easy-to use

RelyX™ Luting Plus is a resin-modified glass ionomer cement with a tack light cure option, for fast clean-up.

Recommended for:

Metal and Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM) pediatric crowns, orthodontic bands, implants

RelyX™ Luting Plus Cement eliminates hand-mixing while offering better bond strength than conventional glass ionomer luting cements. This formula is suitable for a wide range of everyday applications, including PFMs, metal and pediatric crowns and zirconia restorations.

  • 5-second tack light cure feature for “cleanup on demand”
  • Easy to use automix delivery
  • Sustained fluoride release for caries-prone patients
  • A good choice for pediatric restorations
  • Higher bond strength than conventional glass ionomer
  • Virtually no post-op sensitivity

Choosing one, two or all three of these cements gives you more freedom to work the way that’s best for you. And focus on delivering the best possible outcomes for your patients.

Fill in the form to learn more about the clinically-proven, easy-to-use family of RelyX™ Cementing products.

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