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New Findings on Bioactive Dentistry from PULPDENT®


January 1, 2017
by Pulpdent

activa_family_062016PULPDENT® Corporation, a family-owned dental research and manufacturing company, has published ACTIVA BioACTIVE: A Closer Look at BioACTIVE Materials complete with new scientific findings and updated product information. This white paper shares new clinical cases for the recently launched ACTIVA™ KIDS and ACTIVA™ BioACTIVE-CEMENT.

Bioactive materials stimulate the natural remineralization process at the material-tooth interface and offer a host of benefits for dentists and their patients. ACTIVA BioACTIVE™ products nourish teeth through a process called remineralization that rebuilds, seals and protects teeth against cavity-causing bacteria.

Scanning electron microscope (SEM) imaging and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) of ACTIVA™ BioACTIVE-CEMENT after 21 days in saline show increases in calcium and phosphorous ions and decreases in carbon and silica ions, indicating the formation of mineral apatite deposits on the tooth surface.

ACTIVA BioACTIVE: A Closer Look at BioACTIVE Materials also discusses recent data on the distinctive physical properties of ACTIVA™ BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE. According to several studies, ACTIVA™ BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE’s volume wear is comparable to composites and significantly less than RMGIs. In terms of surface wear resistance, ACTIVA™ BioACTIVE RESTORATIVE performed better than glass ionomers, RMGIs and flowable composites.

Download a free copy of the ACTIVA™ BioACTIVE whitepaper.


About ACTIVA™ BioACTIVE
Winner of The Dental Advisor Top Bioactive Product award, ACTIVA BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE scored a 5+ in its One-Year Clinical Performance Report. The product received a 98% rating at the one-year recall.  ACTIVA improves restorative outcomes by sealing margins and protecting against microleakage and secondary caries.

About PULPDENT® Corporation
PULPDENT® Corporation is a family-owned dental research and manufacturing company that is leading the way in bioactive dental materials. PULPDENT® celebrates its 70th anniversary this year with renewed commitment to the company’s founding principles of education, prevention and proactive dental care so that people can live healthier and more productive lives. To stay updated on bioactivity visit the Pulpdent blog.