European Quality Craftsmanship Made in America
February 13, 2014
Getting the max out of E-MAX
Variolink II / Variolink Veneer
The dual-curing, highly esthetic luting composite Variolink II has provided excellent clinical results for more than 10 years. For the cementation of veneers, the light-curing Variolink Veneer is used, which permits a brightening or darkening of the ceramic restoration with its special shade concept.
The universal luting composite Multilink Automix offers a broad range of indications. It provides high bonding strength and an excellent durable bond. Together with the primer A/B, the dentin is sealed and good marginal adaptation is achieved.
Multilink Hybrid Abutment
The new self-curing Multilink Hybrid Abutment was especially developed for the cementation of lithium disilicate glass-ceramic onto titanium bases (IPs e.max hybrid abutments and IPS e.max hybrid abutment crowns).
The self-adhesive, dual-curing luting composite is even easier to use than a conventional cement. At the same time, it offers the additional advantages of a composite, such as higher bond strength and translucency, as well as lower water solubility.
The classical self-curing glass ionomer cement is suitable for the cementation of high-strength ceramic materials, such as IPS e.max, among others. It contains a particularly transparent glass filler for achieving esthetic results.
Etching and silanization
Lithium disilicate (LS2) restorations are generally etched before incorporation!
IPS Ceramic Etching Gel (20 s) is used to generate retentive bonding surfaces on all-ceramic restorations in preparation for incorporation. It enhances the bonding effect between the luting composite and the ceramic bonding surface.
With adhesive and self-adhesive cementation of IPS e.max lithium disilicate (LS2) restorations, as well as the adhesive cementation of zirconium oxide (ZrO2), Monobond Plus (60 s) is used for silanization. Silanization is not required for the self-adhesive cementation of ZrO2. This also applies to conventional cementation. Monobond Plus is a primer mediating an adhesive bond between the luting composite (particularly the Variolink and Multilink product lines) and all indirect restorative materials (glass and oxide ceramics, metals, composites, fibre-reinforced composites).
Professional care and aftercare
Same as natural teeth, high-quality all-ceramic restorations require regular professional care. This is beneficial for both the health of the gingiva and teeth, as well as the overall appearance. With the pumice-free polishing paste Proxyt pink, high-quality surfaces are gently treated and maintained without abrasion.