What is Geristore and what sets it apart from other materials on the market?
Geristore is a self-adhering, resin ionomer formula that has over seventeen uses. Its extremely high biocompatibility factor makes it a great product for pulp capping and sub-gingival restorations. It is the only paste-paste resin ionomer material that is easier to handle than powder liquids. It has been used successfully to repair root perforations, which indicates that it is very biocompatible.
Does Geristore require the use of a bonding agent?
Geristore is a self-adhesive material. A bonding agent is not required; however, Tenure is recommended for increased bond strength. Geristore will self-adhere to enamel, dentin, composite, metal, porcelain, and gingiva.
How biocompatible is Geristore?
Geristore is amazingly biocompatible. Clinical studies show that Gingival Fibroplast Attachment reached approximately a 260% cell attachment after 72 hours.
Is Geristore simple to use?
Geristore comes in a dual-cartridge delivery system that does not require a gun. The paste-paste formulation self-mixes in the auto-mix tips provided in the kit, eliminating hand mixing. Intra-oral tips allow the material to be extruded directly into the prep area.
Why should Geristore be my material of choice for sub-gingival restorations?
Geristore is a hydrophilic Bis-GMA, enabling it to bond in the presence of moisture. Its histological biocompatibility, adherence to dentin and cementum, release of fluoride, lack of microleakage, low coefficient of thermal expansion, low polymerization shrinkage all combine to make it the restoration of choice for sub-gingival restorations.