Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Doxa's Ceramir Cement is Impressive

For the last few months, we've been working with Ceramir cement from Doxa.
I've got to say that after doing an evaluation for Catapult and using the product for a while, I've come away impressed.
Ceramir is a unique idea in dental cements.  It actually facilitates creating of hydroxyapatite crystals on dentin as it sets.  This means that the material is truly "bioactive" and does a very nice job.
We've found it easy to use and we've had zero reports of post-op sensitivity with the product.  The company also reports good retention, no marginal staining, and good film thickness… all of which I can confirm from our clinical experiences.
The product comes in a capsule and does require activation by a capsule "activator" (pictured above), as well as mixing in a triturator.  Personally, I have not found this to be a problem.  The material requires a very precise mixture which would be difficult to achieve in any other way.  The material is activated, triturated, then placed in a dispenser that allows the capsule to express its contents into the prosthesis.
Stabilize the material for 2 minutes, clean the margins, stabilize for 4 more minutes, and the procedure is done!
Ceramir has become my "go to" cement and can be used for all cementation except, veneers and porcelain inlays/onlays.
If you'd like more info, here is the company website.  

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