Dental Products Report - April 2011 - (Page 46)
Bisco’s DUO-LINK Composite Luting Cement
catapult presents its review of this new material, based on feedback from evaluators nationwide.
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DUO-LiNk™ COMPOSiTE LUTiNg CEMENT
A dual-cured luting cement with ultraﬁne ﬁller particles, DUO-Link Composite Luting Cement is intended to be used with an adhesive system. It is available in a translucent shade, and the high glass ﬁller content is said to increase strength and resistance to wear and staining.
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About cAtApult Catapult is an organization that consists of more than 50 clinicians spread throughout Canada and the United States. As a company, manufacturers pay a fee for their product to be evaluated and what we deliver are truthful, independent answers from surveys that we develop with them. We have had many products that have either had to be altered before hitting the market or simply never arrived because of our openly honest evaluations. In this way, Catapult assists the manufacturer to avoid potentially releasing a faulty product, or simply a product that needs reﬁnement. Lastly our clients are omnipresent in the industry, small to large, no favoritism, simply reviewing the latest products in our practices.
isco’s DUO-LINK composite luting cement is a dual-cured, highly filled cement and competes in a very crowded and often confusing product niche in restorative dentistry. DUO-LINK is not a newly introduced product, but one that has had a long history of producing excellent clinical results. So why is this product of such great interest today? Selecting the ideal cement from the pure resin, self-adhesive resin, glass ionomer categories with allceramic, metal ceramic and post cementation procedures is a challenge and most clinicians use multiple materials in their day-to-day treatment. DUO-LINK shines as a versatile cement for numerous clinical indications when the doctor demands a dualcured chemistry for the clinical procedure. It is suited for adhesive cementation of metal supported porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns and bridges, crowns, inlays and onlays fabricated from metal, composite resin or ceramics, and metal and fiber-reinforced endodontic posts. In looking at what makes DUO-LINK stand out as a luting material, it is impor-
tant to understand that many cements do not cure equally as well in the purely light-cured mode compared to the selfcured mode. For many clinical situations it is not possible to get light penetration through the restoration to the deepest part of the cement layer. The integrity of the cement (and the restoration itself) then is dependent on the chemical curing components to achieve a high degree of conversion (cure) without light exposure. DUO-LINK achieves a very high degree of conversion in both the self- and lightcure modes, independent of each other. The physical properties of DUO-LINK also are excellent and balance a high ﬁller content for marginal wear resistance with a low film thickness and f low to ensure ease of cementation. Catapult evaluators listed the two most important characteristics of a luting material as the ease of removing excess cement and the durability of the cement margin. These characteristics were closely followed by the working time and the intrinsic physical properties of the cement.
Findings from the Catapult Evaluation
Ȝ 95% of the Catapult evaluators would use Bisco DUO-LINK cement for at least some clinical indications in their practices. In situations where adhesive cementation is required, such as with single all-ceramic restorations made from a feldspathic or leucite ceramic (i.e. Empress I) or when there is a compromised retention form, this material (in conjunction with a compatible adhesive system) would be a material of choice. 81% of the evaluators rated the ﬂow characteristics of the cement as “just right” with less than 5% feeling the working time was too short. This characteristic is critical to ensure full and complete seating of the restoration to achieve the best marginal adaptation. The ﬁlm thickness
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Dental Products Report - April 2011
Dental Products Report - April 2011
Table of Contents
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Bisco’s DUO-LINK™ Composite Luting Cement
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Think Like a CEO
Looking For a Few Good Co-Pilots
Communicating with Hygiene Patients
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Your Continuing Care Tool Box
Developing a Hygiene Philosophy of Care
Products in Practice
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Dental Products Report - April 2011