Envy self-adhesive resin cement by
Essential Dental Systems (EDS)
Last summer, I watched all the
David Fincher–directed films
I could get my hands on. The
whole thing started when I read
a magazine feature about the
Zodiac murders that occurred
during the ‘60s and ‘70s. That
lead me to the film Zodiac, which
I thought was really well directed
. . . and down the Fincher rabbit
hole I went. One film that stood
out to me as Fincher’s best was
Seven, which depicts the seven
deadly sins and culminates with
a jaw-dropping turn of events. In
one of the most iconic scenes in
film history, Kevin Spacey’s John
Doe informs his captors that he
is guilty of envy. When I received
a package from Essential Dental
Systems (EDS) a few months ago,
I asked my assistant, “What’s in
the box? What’s in the box?!”
The cement in the box was
Envy, a self-adhesive resin ce-
ment by EDS. Self-adhesive resin
cements are one-step products.
Simply load your restoration with
cement and insert it. No separate etching or priming steps
are required. Generally speaking, it can be difficult to achieve
adequate, lasting bond strengths
when using self-adhesive resin
cements, compared to their
self-etch cousins, which require
a separate primer step. EDS’s
data actually shows very high
bond strength to dentin, enamel,
zirconia, and lithium disilicate.
One other advantage that
Envy has is its pH balance. All
resins are acidic at initial placement. Envy undergoes a pH shift
over its first 24 hours to achieve
neutrality. This helps with
long-term stability and reduces
Envy is also very easy to use.
Since it is basically a one-step
cement, one must simply isolate
the tooth, load Envy into the
restoration, and insert. Envy is
dual-cure, so it can be allowed to
chemically cure over time, or it
can be tack cured with a curing
light for an accelerated set.
EDS also touts the color
stability of Envy, which is a great
feature for anterior restorations.
Envy comes in three shades.
With the options of opaque
white, A2, and clear, you can
have some flexibility in esthetically demanding situations.
Envy is available in a 9 g
automix syringe that comes with
a couple of different tip options.
I would recommend looking
into Envy if you are looking for
a good self-adhesive cement, especially for zirconia restorations.
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