• TheraBaseā„¢-Bisco-USA

    Dual-Cured, Calcium and Fluoride-Releasing, Self-Adhesive Base/Liner

    TheraBase is a dual-cure, calcium and fluoride-releasing, self-adhesive base/liner. Utilizing the THERA technology, TheraBase chemically bonds to tooth structure, and releases and recharges calcium and fluoride ions.1Ā TheraBaseā€™s calcium release generates an alkaline PH* which promotes pulp vitality.2Ā It is a dual-cured material that will polymerize even in deep restorations where light cannot reach.

    TheraBase is stronger and more durable than other base materials, glass ionomers and resin-modified glass ionomers.*Ā Additionally, it is radiopaque allowing for easy identification on radiographs, providing a quick and effective diagnosis.

    Unique Benefits:

    • Continuous release of calcium and fluoride ions1
    • Self-adhesive, no bonding agents required
    • High compressive strength, absorbs shock and stress from occlusal forces without fracturing
    • Radiopaque, allows for identification on radiographs and effective diagnosis
    • Auto-mix, dual syringe provides a consistent mix for immediate delivery with zero to minimal waste of material
    • Dual-cured material that will cure even in deep restorations where light cannot reach

    Clinical Benefits:

    • Generates an alkaline pH (pH=11*) in minutes, which promotes pulp vitality2
    • Contains the adhesion promoting monomer MDP, ensuring reliable and optimal bond to dentin3

    *Data on file.
    1Ā Gleave CM, Chen L, Suh BI. Calcium & fluoride recharge of resin cements. Dent Mater. 2016 (32S):e26
    2T. Okabe, M. Sakamoto, H. Takeuchi, K. Matsushima. Effects of pH on Mineralization Ability of Human Dental Pulp Cells.
    Journal of Endodontics. Volume 32, Number 3, March 2006.
    3Hydrolytic stability of self-etch adhesives bonded to dentin, S Inoue 1, K Koshiro, Y Yoshida, J De Munck, K Nagakane, K Suzuki, H Sano, B Van Meerbeek, Journal of Dental Dentistry, December 2005

  • TheraCal PTĀ®-Bisco-USA

    Dual-Cured Resin-Modified Calcium Silicate Pulpotomy Treatment
    TheraCal PT is a biocompatible, dual-cured, resin-modified calcium silicate designed for pulpotomy treatment. TheraCal PT maintains tooth vitality by performing as a barrier and protectant of the dental pulpal complex.

    Working Time:Ā Minimum 45 seconds at 35Ā°C
    Setting Time:Ā Maximum 5 minutes at 35Ā°C

    • Calcium Release*
      Unique hydrophilic matrix facilitates calcium release
    • Alkaline pH*
      pH of 11.5 at 7 days
    • Radiopaque*
      Easy identification and differentiation from recurrent decay and otherĀ restorative materials
    • Easy Syringe Application
      No mixing by hand
    • Dual-Cured
      One-layer confidence
    • Moisture Tolerant*
      Low water solubility

    Clinical Significance:
    The chemical formulation of TheraCal PT consists of synthetic Portland Cement calcium silicate particles in a hydrophilic matrix which facilitates calcium release.*

    *Data on file

  • TheraCal LCĀ®-Bisco-USA

    Resin-Modified Calcium Silicate Pulp Protectant/Liner
    TheraCal LC is a light-cured, resin-modified calcium silicate filled liner designed for use in direct and indirect pulp capping and as a protective liner underĀ composites, amalgams,Ā cements, and other base materials. It can be used as an alternative to calcium hydroxide, glass ionomer, RMGI, IRM/ZOE and other restorative materials. TheraCal LC performs as a barrier and protectant of the dental pulpal complex.

    TheraCal LCā€™s precise placement allows its use in all deep cavity preparations. The light-cured set permits immediate placement and condensation of the restorative material. Its proprietary formulation allows for a command set with a light curing unit while maintaining ease of placement due to thixotropic properties. The proprietary hydrophilic resin formulation creates a stable and durable liner.

    Unique Benefits:

    • Calcium release stimulates1*Ā hydroxyapatite and secondary dentin bridge formation2,3
    • Alkaline pH promotes healing and apatite formation2,4
    • Significant calcium release1Ā leads to protective seal5,7,8
    • Protects and insulates the pulp5,6
    • Moisture tolerant1Ā and radiopaque ā€“ can be placed underĀ restorative materialsĀ and cements

    Clinical Significance:

    • The proprietary formulation of TheraCal LC consists of tri-calcium silicate particles in a hydrophilic monomer that provides significant calcium release* making it a uniquely stable and durable material as a liner or base

    * Bisco has, on file, the calcium release data for TheraCal LC.
    1. Gandolfi MG, Siboni F, Prati C. Chemical-physical properties of TheraCal, a novel light-curable MTA-like material for pulp capping . International Endodontic Journal. 2012 Jun;45(6):571-9.
    2. ADA definitions for direct and indirect pulp capping at:Ā www.ada.org/en/publications/cdt/glossary-of-dental-clinical-and-administrative-ter
    3. Apatite-forming Ability of TheraCal Pulp-Capping Material, M.G. GANDOLFI, F. SIBONI, P. TADDEI, E. MODENA, and C. PRATI J Dent Res 90 (Spec Iss A):abstract number 2520, 2011 (www.dentalresearch.org)
    4. Okabe T, Sakamoto M, Takeuchi H, Matsushima K (2006) Effects of pH on mineralization ability of human dental pulp cells. Journal of Endodontics 32, 198-201.
    5. Sangwan P; Sangwan A; Duhan J; Rohilla A. Tertiary dentinogenesis with calcium hydroxide: a review of proposed mechanisms. Int Endod J. 2013; 46(1):3-19
    6. Selcuk SAVAS, Murat S. BOTSALI, Ebru KUCUKYILMAZ, Tugrul SARI. Evaluation of temperature changes in the pulp chamber during polymerization of light-cured pulp-capping materials by using a VALO LED light curing unit at different curing distances. Dent Mater J. 2014;33(6):764-9.
    7. Cantekin K. Bond strength of different restorative materials to light-curable mineral trioxide aggregate. J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2015 Winter;39(2):143-8.
    8. Mechanical Properties of New Dental Pulp-Capping Materials Over Time. M. NIELSEN, R. VANDERWEELE, J. CASEY, and K. VANDEWALLE, USAF, JBSA-Lackland, TX, , J Dent Res 93(Spec Iss A): 495, 2014 (www.dentalresearch.org)

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