Understanding Modern Resin Cementation

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In recent years, there have been rapid changes in dental cement technology. Perhaps the most significant gains have been in the resin-based category of cements. With resin-based cements, clinicians have come to expect superior bond strengths along with maximum durability and insolubility in the oral environment. However, these positive attributes have been tempered by the real and perceived technique sensitivity issues that have traditionally been associated with the clinical use of resin-based cements.

With BISCO’s innovative chemistry, clinicians can have the best of both worlds, with resin cements that exhibit optimal mechanical properties and minimal technique sensitivity. These include Duo-Link Universal, an aesthetic, dual-cured adhesive resin cement, and TheraCem, a dual-cured, calcium- and fluoride-releasing,1 self-adhesive resin cement. Both of these cements are indicated for luting crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and all types of posts. 

Cement Selection

Different materials may benefit more from one cement than others. The self-adhesive nature of TheraCem makes it uniquely qualified for teeth with subgingival margins, as well as in circumstances where maintaining adequate isolation for the duration of the cementation process is difficult. Adhesive resin cements such as Duo-Link Universal are the best choice for low-retention preparations, but they are not an appropriate substitute for proper preparation design principles.

Where to Begin

Dental cements come in a variety of formulas and have a wide range of applications.  View your free guide, “Understanding Cements: A Guide From Prep to Post-Op,” to help answer your questions. All compliments of BISCO!

To speak with a BISCO representative, call (800) 247-3368. 


1. Gleave CM, Chen L, Suh BI. Calcium & fluoride recharge of resin cements. Dent Mater. 2016;(32S):e26.