TheraCem®

Self-Adhesive Resin Cement

TheraCem is a dual-cured, calcium and fluoride-releasing, self-adhesive resin cement indicated for luting crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays and posts (prefabricated metal/non-metal/fiber posts).

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Self-Adhesive Resin Cement

TheraCem is a dual-cured, calcium and fluoride-releasing, self-adhesive resin cement. Indicated for luting crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays and posts (prefabricated metal/non-metal/fiber posts), it is the first BISCO cement to incorporate the Thera technology.

TheraCem has continuous release of calcium and fluoride ions.1 TheraCem is at first acidic, which is needed for initial bonding, but generates an alkaline environment within minutes.2

TheraCem contains MDP, an adhesion promoting monomer, that enhances the bond strength to zirconia and metal and the tooth structure without the use of an additional dental adhesive or primer. TheraCem offers a high degree of conversion for increased strength and high radiopacity for differentiation on radiographs.

Available in a natural shade, one 8g TheraCem syringe will provide approximately 14 applications. Simply dispense TheraCem into the crown, place onto the prep, tack cure the margins, remove excess material, and either complete the polymerization by light-curing or allow it to self-cure.*

TheraCem offers the clinician an effortless, reliable and durable cementation of indirect restorations.

*Read full instructions before use.

Calcium & Fluoride Releasing

TheraCem offers continuous calcium and fluoride release.1

Alkaline pH

TheraCem transitions from acidic to alkaline pH in minutes.2

High Degree of Conversion

A high degree of conversion ensures a higher physical strength.

Radiopaque

TheraCem is easy to identify on radiographs for quick and effective diagnosis.

Easy Clean-Up

TheraCem is specially formulated to allow for quick and easy clean-up.

Strong Bond to Zirconia

TheraCem delivers a strong bond to zirconia and most substrates with no priming or etching required.

A Class of its Own

There are many advantages to using a self-adhesive resin cement. Today’s materials have better physical properties and have low to no water solubility creating a more durable and resistant cement. Plus, they take out the step of bonding, which saves time and money.

No other self-adhesive resin cement contains MDP and releases calcium and fluoride. TheraCem is in a class of its own.

MDP Containing

TheraCem contains MDP, an adhesion promoting monomer, that has an affinity to bond to the calcium of the tooth structure, which can generate bond strength. Due to the presence of metal ions, MDP will bond to zirconia and metal via an addition reaction, which generates a covalent bond and ultimately, high bond strength.

This phenomenon allows TheraCem to bond to different substrates without the use of any additional primer.

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FAQs

Use TheraCem to cement the following:

  1. Metal crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays (includes porcelain-fused -to- metal and composite-to-metal)
  2. Porcelain, Ceramic Crowns, inlays, and onlays (includes alumina and zirconia)
  3. Resin crowns, bridges, inlays, and onlays (resin-based composite/composite-ceramic hybrid)
  4. Metal (prefabricated or cast) and non-metal/fiber endodontic posts
  5. Implant supported restorations

Contraindication: TheraCem is not recommended for veneer cementation.

TheraCem should be stored at room temperature (68°-77° F; 20°-25° C)

Minimum 1 minute (includes mixing) at 22°C (71.6°F)

Maximum 5 minutes at 37°C (98.6°F)

You can, but you lose the benefit of the cement’s calcium and fluoride release. If you need additional bond strength and are taking the time to place a bonding agent, our recommendation is to use BISCO’s Duo-Link Universal with All-Bond Universal.

Applying Z-PRIME Plus to the substrate is not needed when cementing with TheraCem.There are neither benefits nor consequences to using them together. Save time, and money and take advantage of TheraCem’s benefits!

REFERENCES

  1. Gleave CM, Chen L, Suh BI. Calcium & fluoride recharge of resin cements. Dent Mater. 2016 (32S):e26.
  2. New Self-adhesive Resin Cement With Alkaline pH. Chen L, Gleave C, Suh B, J Dent Res96(A):#286, 2017. Data on file. BISCO, Inc.

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