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Glass Ionomer | Riva Self Cure

Supplier: SDI Limited

The strongest dentin replacement. When dentin is missing, use Riva Self Cure to replace it. It is the best dental material available today that virtually mimics dentin. No adhesive is required, and sensitivity is non-existent.

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Ideal for minimally invasive dentistry

Riva Self Cure is the ideal restorative material for use in minimally invasive dentistry (MID) as it is a bioactive material which prevents caries from occurring. Natural tooth structure is preserved, so large cavities and undercuts are not necessary.


Great marginal adaptation

Riva Self Cure is the answer to long term microleakage prevention. Use it as a restorative or a base under permanent restorations. “....self-cured glass ionomer bases were more effective in reducing microleakage in both the occlusal and proximal cavo surfaces than a flowable resin. “ (1)

Bioactive proprietary ionglassTM technology

Riva Self Cure utilises SDI’s proprietary ionglass™ filler developed by our glass technologists. ionglass™ is a radiopaque, high ion releasing, bioactive glass used in SDI’s range of glass ionomer products. Riva Self Cure releases substantially higher fluoride to assist with remineralization of the natural dentition.


No shrinkage

Riva Self Cure does not contain resin eliminating the problem of volumetric shrinkage after curing. Sensitivity, resulting from microleakage associated with shrinkage does not occur.

BPA and HEMA Free

Riva Self Cure does not contain Bisphenol A (including it’s derivatives) or HEMA. Use this product on your patients with confidence and peace of mind.


Choice of viscosities

Riva Self Cure easily extrudes into the cavity, but for an exceptional packable, high viscosity material, use Riva Self Cure HV. You have a choice.

Bulk fill to save time

Riva Self Cure can be bulk filled to minimise chair time.



Surface hardness

The greater the surface hardness, the greater the resistance to abrasive wear. Riva Self Cure is a dynamic glass ionomer cement that can withstand high penetration of the surface.

Low acid erosion

Riva Self Cure has a very low acid erosion value. This improves the longevity of the restoration, resisting disintegration and wear caused by oral acidity. The ISO?Standard dictates that a material cannot have acid erosion of more than 0.17mm.

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