Pulpdent’s ACTIVA BioACTIVE-Restorative improves the quality of Pearl Dental Care’s crowns, onlays, bridges, and fillings. Drs. Gary and Scott Pearl are amazed by the improved quality of their restorations with the help of ACTIVA. What is ACTIVA and why does it matter?
Nearly everyone has or has seen old silver colored amalgam fillings. Amalgam fillings have served patients well for decades, but the poor esthetics and requirement for excessive tooth removal for placement are severe disadvantages. The 1980’s to mid 2000’s saw the introduction and advancement of tooth colored composite fillings. Composite fillings have gotten stronger and more beautiful over the years, but they still have limitations in biocompatibility.
ACTIVA is a breakthrough product for patients. Unlike amalgam or composite, ACTIVA chemically bonds to teeth, releases calcium, phosphate, and fluoride, and is bioactive. ACTIVA is strong, shock absorbent, and mimics the properties of teeth. As patients brush their teeth the ACTIVA filling material gets recharged with fluoride. The long-term benefits for our patients are exactly what we look for when choosing our materials.