Dr. DiTolla’s Clinical Tips – SpeedCEM™
Chairside Magazine: Volume 6, Issue 2
I was never as good at total-etch bonding as the masters, always getting more postoperative sensitivity than I was comfortable with. This was particularly bothersome on some veneer cases, where the patient was asymptomatic when we started and definitely symptomatic when we ended.
Today, nearly all of my veneers are minimal prep, where dentin is not even exposed. Because all of my bonding to dentin is using full crowns with enough retention, I don’t need total etch. Instead, I use a self-etching resin cement such as SpeedCEM™.
SpeedCEM is self-curing, but it also has a light-curing option if you prefer to eliminate the wait time. With easy cleanup and three available shades (transparent, opaque and yellow), SpeedCEM is a great middle ground between cementing and total-etch bonding.