The ultimate choice of glass ionomer restoratives
When it comes to treating cavities, gone are the days of simply reaching for the amalgam. As the EU regulations around the use of amalgam have started to restrict its use in the UK and with patients increasingly asking for mercury-free alternatives – now is the time to switch to the benefits of riva glass ionomers.
Quick and easy to use – riva glass ionomers chemically bond to the tooth structure without the need for a bonding agent as required with composite resins. Other advantages of riva include the extremely high fluoride release and the ability to arrest caries and remineralise the tooth structure. riva even recharges itself – depleted or low content in the cement can be recharged simply by applying fluoride toothpaste or topical neutral fluoride gel over the restoration.
Developed by SDI’s glass technologists, SDI’s proprietary ionglass™ filler is a radiopaque, high ion-releasing, bioactive glass used in SDI’s complete range of glass ionomer products.
- Superior strength
- High polishability
- Easy to sculpt
- Does not stick to instruments
- Simple shading
- Low shrinkage
- High gloss
- Faster to place than amalgam