TheraBase® has all the necessary properties for a successful dental base material.13, 14 However, the ease of placement and the universal applicability of TheraBase makes it an ideal material for a dentist’s operative armamentarium. The dental profession has historically used several dental base materials, such as, resin modified glass ionomers and calcium hydroxide cements that have not proved in research studies statistically superior from each other.15
Therefore, dental professionals should adopt the use of new resin-modified calcium silicate materials that have both superior physical and handling properties.
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Courtesy of Dr Mark Cannon.