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Pulpdent launches ACTIVA

Feb. 20, 2014
Bioactive materials partner with teeth and saliva to enhance dental health.

WATERTOWN, Massachusetts--Pulpdent launched ACTIVA restorative and base/liner at the 2014 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.

Up until now, amalgam, composite and glass ionomer restoratives have had little in common with the tooth structure they replaced other than the shape and perhaps the color. ACTIVA bioactive restorative makes it possible to create restorations that actively release and exchange calcium, phosphate, and fluoride ions while being dynamic with the function of the tooth.

Other benefits of the new bioactive restorative include:

• Delivers lifelike esthetics
• Functions like real tooth structure by absorbing and dispersing forces to deliver strength
• Seals with unmatched marginal integrity
• Requires no bonding agents
• Contains no Bisphenol A, no Bis-GMA, and no BPA derivatives

“ACTIVA isn't merely an incremental improvement over the status quo,” said Ken Berk, Pulpdent president. “It’s a true breakthrough that should, and we think will, change the future of dentistry.”

The key to performance of ACTIVA products is the fact that they are formulated with a bioactive resin matrix and bioactive fillers.

ACTIVA combines the benefits of composites and glass inomers while eliminating the disadvantages associated with those materials. ACTIVA BioACTIVE-Restorative combines the esthetics, strength, and resilience of composites with bioactive properties and fluoride release. ACTIVA BioACTIVE-Base/Liner has great fluoride release and bioactive properties in a strong, resilient resin matrix that will not chip or crumble. It adheres to dentin, and does not require etching or bonding agents.

ACTIVA products are also the first bioactive dental materials with an ionic resin matrix, a shock-absorbing resin component, and bioactive fillers that mimic the physical and chemical properties of natural teeth. They are durable and wear- and fracture-resistant, chemically bond to teeth, seal against bacterial microleakage, and release and recharge calcium, phosphate, and fluoride ions with the surrounding teeth.

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