ACTIVA products with teeth and saliva to enhance dental health
Dental professionals have become accustomed to seeing bold claims made on behalf of dozens of new dental products each year, yet few if any of those products end up living up to their promises or making a meaningful impact on the practice of dentistry.
Every so often, however, a new product line truly deserves to be called a “breakthrough.” ACTIVA restorative and base/liner, which were launched today by Pulpdent Corporation at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, are one such product line.
Now ACTIVA bioactive restorative makes it possible to create restorations that actively release and exchange calcium, phosphate and fluoride ions while being dynamic with the function of the tooth.
The key to performance of ACTIVA products is the fact that they are formulated with a bioactive resin matrix and bioactive fillers. In fact, ACTIVA is the only product the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has allowed to make this claim, which means that ACTIVA represents an entirely new category of bioactive dental products.
Up until now, the materials available to dental professionals for restoring a tooth have done little more than plug a hole. Amalgam, composite and glass ionomer restoratives have had little in common with the tooth structure they replaced other than the shape and perhaps the color.
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