2. In case of provisional fixation of long time provisional restorations stability over a certain period of time is a desirable feature. Cements currently available are not stable over time. Restorations may fall off at any time and may even be aspirated or swallowed by the patient.
3. To date orthodontic brackets have to be removed with special nippers and the adhesive cement remaining on the tooth structure has to be removed with diamond or hard metal burs. This procedure is time consuming. In addition it bears the risk of damaging the tooth structure.
On behalf of the RWTH Aachen PROvendis offers an access to rights for commercial
use of this invention and the opportunity for further co-development.
Numerous experiments yielded the weakening of the cements under test within the appropriate temperature range. The inventors are seeking for partners in the dental industry for developing a marketable product.
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