Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. has announced the release of Variolink Veneer, a microfilled esthetic resin cement previously marketed under the overwhelmingly accepted brand name, Appeal.
Variolink Veneer has been developed specifically for anterior restorations to provide the shade flexibility, easy clean-up, superior high-gloss polishability, and low wear that today's esthetic cases demand. Available in seven light-cured, amine-free "value" shades, the Variolink Veneer esthetic cement features a light-cure Initiator System that ensures long-term color stability, polymerization on demand, and immediate high bond strengths for predictable long-term clinical success.
The logical "value" shading sequence simplifies cement selection because shades are based on the true influences of the cement (i.e., the "value" or relative brightness) on the esthetics of final restoration, rather than on the "color" of the cement.
The +3 (whiter, brighter) and -3 (more intense chroma) shades of Variolink Veneer provide slightly more intensity than the original cement shades. As a result, clinicians truly have the ability to manipulate the visible effects demonstrated in the final restorations.
The Variolink Veneer system also includes accompanying try-in pastes that are perfectly matched to the cement for accurate previews of the final result. Variolink Veneer is ideal for use with all-ceramic restorations (e.g., IPS Empress, IPS Empress Esthetic) where light-curing is indicated.