GC FujiCEM 2 is a resin-modified glass ionomer luting cement. Compared to original GC FujiCEM, it has increased bond strength to tooth structure and restorative materials. GC FujiCEM 2 is indicated for permanent cementation of all types of metal-, resin-, alumina- and zirconia-based inlays, onlays, crowns, bridges, and endodontic posts. Working time is two minutes 15 seconds, and intraoral setting time is four minutes and 30 seconds.
Clinical Evaluation Protocol
130 all-ceramic restorations, cemented with GC FujiCEM 2, were recalled at two years. Restorations included 104 zirconia and lithium disilicate crowns, 17 bridge units, 6 implant crowns, and 3 implant bridge units.
Esthetics: The color stability of GC FujiCEM 2 was rated excellent, ensuring optimal esthetics of the restoration.
Retention: GC FujiCEM 2 was rated excellent when used to cement zirconia and lithium disilicate restorations in this study. Only six (<5%) of these restorations debonded in the past two years.
Resistance to Marginal Discoloration: The resistance to marginal discoloration was rated excellent. There was minimal discoloration that might indicate microleakage.
Lack of Postoperative Sensitivity: The majority of patients reported no sensitivity. Four patients (3%) indicated there was some initial mild sensitivity that resolved within a few months.
130 all-ceramic restorations, cemented with GC FujiCEM 2, were recalled at two-years. GC FujiCEM 2 received excellent ratings for esthetics, resistance to marginal discoloration, lack of postoperative sensitivity, and retention. Less than 5% of all restorations debonded during the first two years in service. These long-term clinical results provide confidence in this resin-modified glass ionomer. GC FujiCEM 2 received a 98% clinical performance rating at two years.
- “I am pleased with the esthetics and color stability in the restorations cemented with GC FujiCEM 2.”
- “The lack of sensitivity is very important.”
- “Retention is everything. I was very pleased to see so few debonds with this resin-modified glass ionomer.”
- “No problems with this crown.”
- “It feels good and looks good.”
- “I had some sensitivity at first but it went away quickly. It has been fine.”