January 15, 2020
by KaVo Kerr
KaVo Kerr unveils Nexus™ Universal, a universal adhesive resin cement that allows the clinician to cut their procedure steps by up to half while delivering up to 2x higher bond strength on any substrate (data on file). Nexus Universal also offers a flexible workflow to accommodate a clinician’s preferred cementation technique and stay confident in a strong bond.
“Nexus Universal provides the simplicity and flexibility clinicians are looking for in esthetic restorations when color stability and bond strength is required,” says Yoshita Chaudhri, Senior Marketing Manager at KaVo Kerr. “With Nexus Universal, clinicians have the choice of using a primer or not, light curing, using a dual-cure activator, or skipping those steps entirely with a quick dark cure. They can continue using their preferred protocols, and be confident in a strong bond.”
Nexus Universal is the first cement to offer total dark-cure compatibility with any leading universal bonding agent including OptiBond adhesives, the industry’s gold standard. For added convenience as well as confidence, Nexus Universal is available in a kit that includes OptiBond™ Universal, which provides one of the highest bond strengths in dark-cure or self-cure mode.
As with all Nexus products, Nexus Universal offers easy One-Peel™ cleanup. Added conveniences with Nexus Universal includes a Chroma cement option that offers both One-Peel cleanup and a smart new pink indicator. With this option, the pink coloration of the cement fades to alert practitioners of the optimal window to clean up excess cement. Doctors can also choose tack-cure or self-cure for more control over single or multiple crowns.
Along with bond strength, esthetics are important to practitioners and patients alike. With its proprietary redox indicator system, Nexus Universal virtually eliminates discoloration for better color stability and long-term appearance. This makes it the ideal cementation choice for ceramic and porcelain CAD/CAM restorations. Nexus Universal is compatible with a full range indirect restorations as well, including resin, zirconia, gold, base metal alloys, alumina, lithium disilicate (e.max), titanium, PFM, and PFZ.
“With Nexus Universal, practices now have a universal, flexible and convenient resin cement that adapts to the way they work, while delivering excellent bond strength,” explains Kim Dyer, Snr. Director of Product Management at KaVo Kerr. “It’s just one more example of KaVo Kerr’s commitment to continually creating solutions that simplify doctors’ lives as they bring beautiful smiles to patients’ faces.”
About KaVo Kerr
KaVo Kerr is a cohesive organization comprised of two global leaders, united to provide dental excellence and serve as a single premier partner for the dental community. KaVo Kerr operates with a common vision inspiring and helping our customers, their patients, and our own associates to realize their potential. KaVo Kerr offers solutions for endodontics, restoratives, treatment units, infection prevention, imaging, rotary, and instruments.