Riva SelfCure is Not an Ordinary Glass ionomer Cement
It is BULK FILL GLASS HYBRID RESTORATIVE SYSTEM
High Strength (7 Days) 270+ MPA and 370+ (Long Term)
High Fluoride Release GIC
ionglass™ for healthier teeth
Drawing on 50 years of dental research experience, SDI’s ionglass™ filler was developed specially for Riva and is manufactured in Australia by our glass experts.
The ionglass™ technology mimics the natural tooth structure, guaranteeing restorations will withstand long term mastication forces and patients will be satisfied with the treatment.
Bioactive glass hybrid
Riva Self Cure contains ionglass™ filler, made of a unique blend of different sizes of ultrafine highly reactive glass particles.
This bioactive proprietary hybrid glass enables long term restorations, being outstanding in handling, strength and aesthetics.
The ionglass™ filler contains fluoride and strontium ions which synergistically enhance tooth bioremineralisation.
(Source: Thuy et al. Arch Oral Biol. 2008 Nov; 53(11):1017-22)
Superior biocompatibility ensures healthier teeth, the restoration will last longer and the patient will be more satisfied.
Riva Self Cure is biomimetic
Riva Self Cure replaces dentine, imitating some of its natural features. The ionglass™ technology for Riva Self Cure mimics dentine’s hydrophilic characteristic and coefficient of thermal expansion. To make the restoration time-efficient, no etching or adhesive is required. This dramatically reduces chair time for the dentist and the risk of sensitivity for the patient. A patient with a nice smile and no sensitivity has a better quality of life.
Long term acid resistance
The ionglassTM technology stimulates the biomineralisation of dentine by over saturating the minerals in its organic matrix. The result is the formation of fluorapatite crystals, which are more resistant to acid attacks than the natural tooth, benefiting patients during bacterial and acidic challenges.
The ISO Standard 9917-1 dictates that a material cannot have acid erosion of more than 0.17mm. Riva Self Cure will resist acidic oral environments.
Superior Fluoride release
The extra strong hybrid matrix provides great fluoride release†, increasing defense against caries, while having very low wear to enable the perfect long term bulk fill restoration every time.
Riva Self Cure extrudes easily into the cavity with the innovative ionglassTM particles enabling creamier, non-stick and smoother handling. Polishability is made simple and long-term surface integrity is maintained. For an exceptional packable, high viscosity material, use Riva Self Cure HV.
Riva Self Cure has been independently evaluated as having superior handling. The unique formulation is less stringy or sticky, making placement quicker and easier.
Riva Self Cure has the edge on glass strength and fluoride release.”
Professor Edward Lynch, University of Warwick, UK
Listed in the World’s Top 100 Doctors in Dentistry – January 2020.
Winner of The Global Outreach Healthcare Award – June 2020.
- Class I
- Class II (See Technique Guide)
- Class V
- Core build up
- Deciduous teeth restorations
- Geriatric restorations
- Temporary fillings
- ART technique restorations
- Dentine replacement
- Sandwich technique restorations
- Molar Incisal hypomineralisation (MIH) (intermediate approach)
- SMART technique restorations (Silver Modified – e.g. Riva Star, SDI Limited)
- Minimally invasive dentistry
– Capsules (A2/A3) Box of 50’s