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Question Asked on 3/17/2021
 

I have been using TheraCal LC for several years. Do I need both TheraCal LC and TheraBase. What is the difference?

Answer Response by Dr. Nuñez on 3/17/2021
 
TheraBase is a dual-cured, calcium and fluoride-releasing material indicated for base restorations. TheraCal LC may also be used as a base but needs to be placed in 1 mm increments and light-cured between layers. TheraBase is not intended to replace TheraCal LC. TheraBase is a material to be used as a base/liner under restorations while TheraCal LC is indicated for direct and indirect pulp capping and as a liner. They may both be used together (TheraCal as a liner (≤ 1mm) then TheraBase on top as a base) in a sandwich technique case for optimum calcium and fluoride release benefits.

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