Resin Cement Eliminates Need for Extraneous Primers and Activators

Richard Gawel


Tokuyama Dental America’s EsteCem II dual-cured resin cement does not require light curing, etching (optional), surface agitation, additional primers, or activators when used with Tokuyama Universal Bond, which is included in the kit. The quick-application, 3-second tack cure and easy cleanup cuts chair time, offering speed comparable to self-adhesive cements, the company reports. Eliminating the need for extraneous primers and activators, EsteCem II is an inventory saver and can also replace several cements and luting agents in a clinician’s practice, Tokuyama says.

EsteCem II has high bond strength in self-etch, light-cure, or self-cure mode, offering flexibility to clinicians for all indications, according to the company. Tokuyama Dental’s 3D-SR monomer creates a 3-dimensional cross-linking adhesion interface for an enhanced bond to all restorative materials, retentive and non-retentive surfaces, and is designed to provide the versatility akin to dual-cured resin cements. EsteCem II is stain resistant and experiences minimal color shift when directly placed in coffee in lab tests. With low water absorption, it significantly reduces the risk of marginal discoloration as fluids and saliva are less absorbed from the expansion and contraction during intraoral temperature fluctuations, Tokuyama says. 

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