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With what types of substrates can be used with BisCem?
BisCem is compatible with substrates including zirconia, lithium disilicate (e.max) and feldspathic porcelain.
Do I need to pre-treat my restorations before cementing with BisCem?
Yes, in order to achieve reliable cementation results, all glass ceramics should be pre-treated with a silane primer such as BISCO’s Porcelain Primer/Bis-Silane. Zirconia, metal and alumina restorations should be pre-treated with an MDP-containing primer such as BISCO’s Z-Prime Plus.
Does BisCem need to be refrigerated?
Yes, BisCem needs to be refrigerated at 2 – 8 oC (36 – 46 oF).
What is the shelf-life of BisCem?
What is the difference between BisCem and TheraCem?
Both BisCem and TheraCem are self-adhesive cements.
However, TheraCem includes the following features as compared to BisCem:
Fluoride and calcium release
Higher bonds strengths; to Zirconia – Contains MDP
18-month shelf life at room temperature (BisCem requires refrigeration)
Alkaline pH after bonding
How many BisCem shade options are available?
BisCem is offered in two shades: Translucent and Opaque.