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GC FujiCEM™ 2 (2018 Product Award)

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Consultants’ Comments

  • “The fluoride release is reassuring.”
  • “Easy to clean excess cement.”
  • “GC FujiCEM 2 is our go to cement for all restorations that do not require esthetic cementation.”

Description

GC FujiCEM 2 is a resin modified glass ionomer luting cement. Compared to original GC FujiCEM, it has increased bond strength to tooth structure and restorative materials. GC FujiCEM 2 is indicated for permanent cementation of all types of metal-, resin-, alumina- and zirconia-based inlays, onlays, crowns, bridges, and endodontic posts. Working time is two minutes 15 seconds, and intraoral setting time is four minutes and 30 seconds. It is available in a light yellow shade and comes packaged with one 13.3g GC Paste Pak cartridge, 20 mixing tips and one GC FujiCEM 2 Dispenser. Refills are also available with either two cartridges and 44 mixing tips in an automix package or two cartridges and a mixing pad for the hand mixing package. GC FujiCEM 2 was evaluated by 33 consultants over a two-month period. This product received a 96% clinical rating.

Product Features

GC FujiCEM 2has a creamy consistency and spreads to a low film thickness that allows complete seating of restorations with little pressure. Working time is adequate for multi-unit restorations. Setting time was rated average for self-curing cement. Excess cement is easiest to remove if allowed to fully set. Many consultants liked cleaning the tooth at about a minute and a half when the cement had a soft set. After the full setting time, cement at the margins peels off cleanly with an explorer. The majority of consultants rated removal of excess cement as excellent.

Laboratory testing by THE DENTAL ADVISOR found a significantly stronger bond of GC FujiCEM 2 to dentin compared to GC FujiCEM.

Summary

GC FujiCEM 2 is an excellent cement for many types of indirect restorations. Fifty-two percent of consultants rated it better than other resin modified glass ionomer cements they had used and 39% rated it equivalent. Seventy percent would switch to GC FujiCEM 2 and 91% would recommend it.

Clinical Tips

  • For optimal adhesion apply GC Fuji PLUS CONDITIONER to the tooth for 20 seconds, rinse and blot dry before cementing the restoration with GC FujiCEM 2. This step is optional.
  • The GC FujiCEM 2 Dispenser is not intended for use with other GC Paste Pak products.