The Dental Advisor announced ACTIVATM BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVETM as the Top BioACTIVE Product 2016 award winner for 2016. 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. Truly bioactive products (ACTIVATM) need to stimulate natural remineralization and mineral apatite formation. ACTIVATM BioACTIVE knits the restoration and the tooth together, penetrates and fills micro-gaps, reduces sensitivity, guards against secondary caries, and seals margins against microleakage and failure.
ACTIVATM provides a proactive approach to patient treatment and oral health care, responds to pH cycles and plays an active role in maintaining oral health with release and recharge of significant amounts of calcium, phosphate and fluoride. “Having a good uptake of calcium, phosphate and fluoride ions is a huge plus.” (The Dental Advisor Consultant Comments, Top Product 2016). These mineral components stimulate formation of a protective/connective apatite layer that is an essential and defining requirement of bioactive materials.
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).
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ACTIVATM contains a bioactive resin matrix, a shock-absorbing rubberized resin component, and bioactive glass fillers that mimic the physical and chemical properties of natural teeth. It 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 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.
ACTIVATM BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVETM, ACTIVATM KIDS, and ACTIVATM BASE/LINERTM are two-part, light cure and self-cure materials packaged in 5mL, double barrel, automix syringes. The restorative is available in A1, A2, A3 and A3.5 shades, and the base/liner is dentin shade. ACTIVATM KIDS BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVETM is an opaque white shade.