I’ve been asked by patients who are concerned about the BPA release in composite fillings as alluded to in my previous blog. I have a new material listed below which releases no BPA and is available upon request for your fillings. I don’t generally use it because it is not as esthetic or as well tested for durability. The composites I generally use release a very small amount of BPA and is very safe. But for those who maybe sensitive to it or don’t like the idea of BPA there is an alternative, Activa. I like using it for hard to reach areas which can be hard to light cure since it is a dual cure material.
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ACTIVA™ BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE™ – Product Review
BioACTIVE Products for ProACTIVE Dentistry
Changes everything you know about traditional composites, glass ionomers and RMGIs
The Dental Advisor 5 Star Clinical Performance Report
ACTIVA BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE is a highly esthetic, bioactive composite that delivers all the advantages of glass ionomers in a strong, resilient, resin matrix that will not chip or crumble. It chemically bonds to teeth, seals against bacterial microleakage, releases more, calcium, phosphate and fluoride and is more bioactive than glass ionomers, and is more durable and fracture resistant than composites.
ACTIVA is the first bioactive composite with an ionic resin matrix, a shock-absorbing resin component and bioactive fillers that mimic the physical and chemical properties of natural teeth. It releases and recharges with calcium, phosphate and fluoride ions,1,7,9,11 delivering long-term benefits and better oral health care for your patients.
ACTIVA contains no Bisphenol A, No Bis-GMA and no BPA derivatives.
Patented Bioactive Chemistry
An unparalleled combination of chemical and physical properties delivers esthetics, bioactivity, toughness, resilience, durability and marginal integrity:
Patented bioactive ionic resin
Patented rubberized resin
Bioactive glass ionomer
ACTIVA has a number of features that set it apart from other products.
Natural esthetics – Highly polishable
Tough, resilient, fracture and wear resistant, absorbs shock
Releases and recharges calcium, phosphate and fluoride
Chemically bonds – Seals against bacterial microleakage
Moisture tolerant – Simplified technique