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Activa Restorative

 
4.2
 
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  • ACTIVA BioACTIVE What is Bioactivity Brochure
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  • ACTIVA BioACTIVE White Paper
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  • ACTIVA BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE Bulk Fill Brochure
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  • ACTIVA BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE Instructions for Use
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  • ACTIVA BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE Product Information
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  • ACTIVA BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE Quick Tips
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  • ACTIVA BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE User Guide
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Overall 
 
4.2
Strengths
Smart/bioactive properties are appealing. This includes fluoride release and recharging. Most of its physical properties, which we did not measure, such as compressive strength, diametral tensile strength, flexural strength, and fracture toughness, are impressive. Its depth of cure and low shrinkage indicate it can be used in bulk fill situations 4mm or less and even if you exceed this thickness, its self-cured mode will ensure it is thoroughly cured. No BIS-GMA or Bisphenol A.

Weaknesses
Relative lack of hardness. Dual-cured character means you probably need to use a new mixing tip if you are going to layer it in a deep prep. Flowable consistency doesn't allow any sculpting. Ambiguity concerning the use of a bonding agent. Self-cured mode is slower than claimed. Fluorescence is poor. Enamel-like gloss is hard to achieve. Esthetics is not exemplary.

BOTTOM LINE
Could be a game-changing type of restorative material, especially for those patients with a high caries rate, but its lack of sculptability and mediocre esthetics may limit its widespread acceptance until its clinical superiority is validated. 

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