January 30, 2017
ACTIVATM BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVETM received the Top Bioactive Product Award from The Dental Advisor for the second year running in 2017. Dentist evaluators were impressed with ACTIVA BioACTIVE’s delivery system and esthetics, especially for anterior restorations, and found it to be an “excellent material to use for restorations and cores.”
Unlike traditional restorative materials, ACTIVA BioACTIVE stimulates apatite formation at the tooth-material interface which reduces sensitivity, guards against secondary caries, and seals margins against microleakage and failure. The material is moisture-friendly and contains a shock-absorbing rubberized resin component, and bioactive glass fillers that mimic the physical and chemical properties of natural teeth. Over 2 million restorations have been placed with ACTIVA BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE since the product was launched in 2013.
“To be considered for an award, products must receive an excellent rating by The Dental Advisor, as well as stand out from all others in the market place,” said Dr. Sabiha Bunek, The Dental Advisor’s Editor-in-Chief. ACTIVA BioACTIVE responds to pH cycles and an evaluator for The Dental Advisor noted that “having a good uptake of calcium, phosphate and fluoride ions is a huge plus.” (The Dental Advisor Evaluator Comments, Top Product 2017).
In 2015, The Dental Advisor rated ACTIVATM BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVETM as excellent, with 5 plus (+++++) and a 98% clinical performance rating after the first year of a long-term clinical trial of 96 restorations. “The material performed extremely well at one year.” (The Dental Advisor Clinical Evaluation, Nov 2015). Click here to view the full report.
ACTIVATM BioACTIVE is the first esthetic, bioactive restorative that delivers all the advantages of glass ionomers in a strong, resilient, bioactive resin matrix that resists fracture, chipping and crumbling. ACTIVATM‘s rubberized resin component is more durable and fracture resistant than composites.
ACTIVATM chemically bonds to teeth, and releases more calcium, phosphate and fluoride than glass ionomers. It contains no Bisphenol A, no Bis-GMA and no BPA derivatives.
About PULPDENT® Corporation
PULPDENT® Corporation is a family-owned dental research, manufacturing company and leader in bioactive dental materials. ACTIVA BioACTIVE™, developed by PULPDENT, is a bioactive restorative material that behaves much like natural teeth and stimulates the formation of apatite, chemically bonds to teeth and helps protect against decay. PULPDENT celebrates its 70th anniversary this year with continued commitment to product innovation, clinical education and patient-centered care. To stay updated on bioactivity and learn about the Heroic Dentistry Series, which demonstrates ACTIVA’s unprecedented capabilities, visit the Pulpdent blog.