How do I know if the product is still good / what is the expiration date?
The expiration date is 18 months from the date of purchase. If you do not know when the product was purchased, you can contact your Den-Mat account representative and they will be able to let you know when you purchased the product. You can also use one of the light cure test rings provided with the product to ensure that it will still polymerize. Simply syringe the product into the test ring until it is flush with the top of the ring. Light cure for the recommended time for your type of light. Flip the test ring over and using a scaling instrument, scratch the composite to see if it has fully polymerized.
Will my bonding agent work with Core Paste?
There are bonding agents on the market that do not work with self-cure composites. Contact your bonding agent’s manufacturer if you are uncertain if the product is compatible with self-cure composites. Tenure is the best bonding agent to use with Core Paste due to years of clinical success. Tenure was specially developed to give you the strongest bond when using Core Paste. Tenure will also be compatible with any light, self, or dual-curing materials in your office, and so would be a great addition to your practice.
What is the advantage to using Core Paste over amalgam?
Amalgam presents a mercury hazard. Additionally, the color is not esthetic. It requires two office visits and does not bond to the tooth. With composite materials, a one-visit build-up can be achieved. Additionally, it bonds to the tooth, is ready to prepare in 5-10 minutes, can be tooth colored, cuts like dentin, can be applied freehand or matrix/core form, and is less likely to cause root fracture.
What is Core Paste and what delivery systems are available?
Core Paste is a composite resin system that has high compressive strength and simple placement characteristics. It is available in jars, syringeable (auto-mixing, dual-barrel syringes used with a dispensing gun), and XP a self-contained, dual barrel mixing syringe (no gun required). All of these delivery systems are a paste/paste formulation.
What is the main benefit of Core Paste XP?
Core Paste XP makes the procedure Faster, Easier and Better. The stackable viscosity eliminates the need for matrix or core forms. It is also a dual-cure material available in white and enamel shades. It results in 60% less waste than cartridge systems and requires no mixing, no mess.
What does the phrase "cuts like dentin" mean?
The diamond won’t jack-rabbit at the transition from tooth to core, causing ditching or an irregular surface.
Why use Core-Posts?
The Core-Post was designed to flex with teeth under normal conditions eliminating tooth stress and fractures that can occur with a standard metal post.
How do I know when to use the carbon fiber posts versus the glass fiber posts?
Select glass-fiber posts for anterior teeth where esthetics are paramount and a tooth-colored core is needed. The low modulus of elasticity is similar to dentin and allows for flexure without root fracture. Carbon-fiber posts have an increased strength and modulus of elasticity that allow their use in select posterior as well as anterior cases.