Clinical results support high performance of resin cement

June 8, 2005
RelyX Unicem Self-Adhesive Universal Resin Cement from 3M ESPE offers users easier procedure, less postoperative sensitivity.

With more than 11 million capsules sold since its introduction in September 2002, recent clinical studies have confirmed what many dentists already know. RelyX Unicem Self-Adhesive Universal Resin Cement from 3M ESPE consistently meets the high demands of both dentists and patients when used as directed.

"Not only does it offer an easier procedure with less post-operative sensitivity compared to traditional resin cements, but these studies have shown that RelyX Unicem cement performs as well clinically," says Dr. Mark Konings, marketing manager, 3M ESPE. "From gold crowns to the most esthetic ceramic inlays, RelyX Unicem cement has proven to be the right choice for dentists who want a strong, adhesive, easy-to-use cement for virtually all indications."

In a two-year clinical review of 925 restorations, RelyX Unicem cement has earned a top "5+" rating from The Dental Advisor, reaffirming the same distinction of excellence and consultants' praise awarded at one-year recall. Clinical observations report low incidences of post-operative sensitivity, marginal staining, and debonding over the two-year period.

In addition to this outstanding review, a recent clinical study at the University of Iowa, involving a limited number of restorations at one-year recall, evaluated the post-operative sensitivity and clinical performance of posterior indirect inlay/onlay ceramic restorations seated with a single-step vs. multi-step resin luting agent. Researchers found no statistically significant difference in clinical outcomes between Rely Unicem Self-Adhesive Universal Resin Cement from 3M ESPE and the multi-step control.

Considered the No. 1 selling cement in the United States, Canada and Germany, RelyX Unicem cement is specifically formulated to be self-adherent and moisture tolerant, eliminating the need for separate etching, priming or bonding steps. RelyX Unicem cement offers users an easier procedure and, as recently documented, less post-operative sensitivity.

This market-leading cement can be used with confidence for all types of metal-based, ceramic or composite crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays or posts.
3M ESPE is the U.S. market leader in cement solutions. RelyX Unicem cement is part of the RelyX family of high quality, reliable products designed to meet virtually all cementation needs.