EsteCem® II by Tokuyama

Equipment Guide

EsteCem® II is Tokuyama Dental’s latest innovation in adhesive dentistry. Compatible with all dental substrates and materials, this dual-cure resin cement simplifies indirect restorations, eliminating the need to stock various cements and following different protocols, depending on the case.

By integrating Tokuyama Universal Bond’s compatibility with all restorative materials and speed of application, EsteCem II reduces chair time, cost and inventory by eliminating the need for extraneous primers, activators, bonding agents and luting materials. The EsteCem II paste is extremely hydrophobic, as it does not contain an acidic monomer, resulting in minimal water absorption and significant reduction of marginal discoloration and cracking risk.

EsteCem II is indicated for cementation of crowns, bridges, inlays and onlays made of glass/oxide ceramics (porcelain, zirconia and alumina), metals (precious and non-precious) and resin materials, including inorganic filler (composite materials). EsteCem II is also recommended for cementation of veneers, which makes it stand out from competitors that need to offer separate products for different techniques.

Cleaning up excess cement is easy: Three seconds of tack cure produces a gel-like viscosity that can be peeled off. To finish the restoration, EsteCem II can be light-cured in 20 seconds (depending on the curing light used), or self-cured in about 8 minutes.

EsteCem II delivers high bond strength to all prosthetic materials, thanks to Tokuyama Universal Bond’s 3D-SR monomer. The molecules form a three-dimensional cross-linking adhesion interface. It allows a reinforced adhesion to all restorative materials with retentive and non-retentive surfaces in self-etch, light-cure or self-cure mode, offering flexibility for doctors’ cases. This gives clinicians the freedom to use their preferred restorative for all indications.

When used with Tokuyama Universal Bond, EsteCem II does not require light-curing or etching (optional), and virtually eliminates post-op sensitivity. EsteCem II offers a savings potential for dentists who keep multiple cements, additional primers or activators, and desensitizers in inventory.

Dentists can determine whether EsteCem II is right for their dental practice by considering a few points:

  • When used with Tokuyama Universal Bond, restorations with EsteCem II will always follow the same and short protocol, simplifying the process and saving chair time.
  • The EsteCem II cement system does not require additional primers or activators, no matter what material the doctor is using, and what case the patient presents with. It eliminates the need to stock additional products, allowing doctors to reduce their inventory and save money.
  • EsteCem II is extremely hydrophobic, resulting in minimal marginal discoloration and reduced risk of cracking. The restoration can stay in service for many years to come while retaining desirable esthetics, leaving the patient satisfied with the results of the treatment they received.

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