3M ESPE RelyX Fiber Post & RelyX Unicem 2 Automix Self-Adhesive Resin Cement – Starter Kit
- “The kit is simple and complete.”
- “I love the narrow delivery tips and color-coded rubber stoppers on the posts. The drills cut efficiently.”
- “Nice selection of post sizes – good match between drill and post sizes.”
- “No bonding agent or etchant required!”
- “I prefer to place the post and core in one step.”
- “Individual foil packaging of posts in the kit is excessive.”
- “The only things that would make these posts better would be some mechanical retention grooves for the core and a color change feature.”
The 3M ESPE RelyX Fiber Post & RelyX Unicem 2 Automix Self-Adhesive Resin Cement – Starter Kit is designed to provide the dental professional with a convenient and reliable system for cementation of fiber posts. The starter kit consists of 3M ESPE RelyX Unicem 2 Automix Self-Adhesive Resin Cement, which is a dual-cured, self-adhesive resin cement available in an automix syringe, and 3M ESPE RelyX Fiber Posts, which are translucent glass-fiber posts that are radiopaque, composite reinforced and color-coded. The posts are available in four diameters: size 0 (1.1 mm), size 1 (1.3 mm), size 2 (1.6 mm), and size 3 (1.9 mm). 3M ESPE RelyX Fiber Posts do not require any pre-treatment when used with 3M ESPE RelyX Unicem 2 Automix Self-Adhesive Resin Cement. Long, narrow endo tips fit onto the wide mixing tip for cementation and facilitate access to the root canal so cement can be applied in the canal from bottom up, lowering the risk of entrapping air bubbles and voids. The starter kit contains an 8.5 g syringe of 3M ESPE RelyX Unicem 2 Automix Self-Adhesive Resin Cement (shade A2 universal); 7 mixing tips (regular); 15 mixing tips (wide); 15 endo tips; 5 intra-oral tips; 5 each of 3M ESPE RelyX Fiber Posts in sizes 0, 1, 2, and 3; 5 drills in sizes Universal, 0, 1, 2 and 3; and manufacturer’s instructions/laminated instruction cards. 3M ESPE RelyX Fiber Post & RelyX Unicem 2 Automix Cement – Starter Kit was evaluated by 36 consultants in 413 uses. It received a 96% clinical rating.
The 3M 3M ESPE RelyX Fiber Post & RelyX Unicem 2 Automix Self-Adhesive Resin Cement – Starter Kit is well organized and easy to use, containing everything needed for post placement. Separate bonding agents and etchants are not required with this cement system. The endo tip allows for direct delivery into the root canal. The drills and posts are well matched according to size and result in an intimate fit of the tapered posts in the canals. Having a rubber stopper supplied on each post increases the convenience of making length measurements. Sixty-four percent of consultants reported that 3M ESPE RelyX Fiber Post & RelyX Unicem 2 Automix Cement – Starter Kit saved time as compared to their current post cementation procedure. Sixty-one percent of consultants reported that 3M ESPE RelyX Fiber Post & RelyX Unicem 2 Automix Cement – Starter Kit was better than their current esthetic fiber post system and 33% reported that it was equivalent. Eighty-three percent would switch to 3M ESPE RelyX Fiber Post & RelyX Unicem 2 Automix Cement – Starter Kit and 97% would recommend it.
Seat post quickly after placing cement in the canal to reduce the chance of incomplete seating.
Light cure the cement to tack the post in place; then allow sufficient time for the cement to set fully before placing the core. The cement can be light cured through the post with a 40 second exposure from the occlusal.