Drawing on 50 years of dental research experience, SDI’s ionglass™ filler was developed specially for Riva and is manufactured in Australia by our glass experts.
The ionglass™ technology mimics the natural tooth structure, guaranteeing restorations will withstand long term mastication forces and patients will be satisfied with the treatment
Bioactive glass hybridRiva Self Cure contains ionglass™ filler, made of a unique blend of different sizes of ultrafine highly reactive glass particles. This bioactive proprietary hybrid glass enables long term restorations, being outstanding in handling, strength and aesthetics. The ionglass™ filler contains fluoride and strontium ions which synergistically enhance tooth bioremineralisation. Superior biocompatibility ensures healthier teeth, the restoration will last longer and the patient will be more satisfied.
Riva Self Cure is biomimetic
Riva Self Cure replaces dentine, imitating some of its natural features. The ionglass™ technology for Riva Self Cure mimics dentine’s hydrophilic characteristic and coefficient of thermal expansion. To make the restoration time-efficient, no etching or adhesive is required. This dramatically reduces chair time for the dentist and the risk of sensitivity for the patient. A patient with a nice smile and no sensitivity has a better quality of life.
Superior Fluoride release
The extra strong hybrid matrix provides great fluoride release†, increasing defense against caries, while having very low wear to enable the perfect long term bulk fill restoration every time.
Long term acid resistance
The ionglassTM technology stimulates the biomineralisation of dentine by over saturating the minerals in its organic matrix. The result is the formation of fluorapatite crystals, which are more resistant to acid attacks than the natural tooth, benefiting patients during bacterial and acidic challenges.
The ISO Standard 9917-1 dictates that a material cannot have acid erosion of more than 0.17mm. Riva Self Cure will resist acidic oral environments.
Riva Self Cure extrudes easily into the cavity with the innovative ionglassTM particles enabling creamier, non-stick and smoother handling. Polishability is made simple and long-term surface integrity is maintained.
Riva Self Cure has been independently evaluated as having superior handling. The unique formulation is less stringy or sticky, making placement quicker and easier.
The new Easy Activation capsules are now 70% easier to activate. This saves you time and effort when preparing a restoration.
Riva Self Cure offers the ideal time-frame for working with comfort and confidence.
Riva Self Cure is 70% easier to extrude than other products. This minimises hand tremors and muscle stress, giving you more stability and control when placing restorations.
Stronger for long term restorations
Like dentine, Riva Self Cure has a very high compressive strength and a superior wear resistance, ensuring it will withstand long term mastication forces.
Riva Self Cure is formulated to give the best aesthetic result. This chameleon effect effortlessly blends with surrounding tooth structure and dentine.
Riva Self Cure ionglassTM offers significantly higher radiopacity than other restorative options of its category. On radiographs, the contrast between Riva Self Cure and dentine is evident on the tooth-restoration interface . This helps to diagnose and treat patients faster and more easily.