Newly Patented Crysta Molecule Powers ACTIVA Presto, Pulpdent’s Latest Bioactive Restorative Material
Pulpdent, a leading dental researcher and manufacturer, is pleased to announce that its newly patented Crysta technology is available immediately in ACTIVA Presto, the company’s new universal light-cure bioactive restorative. Crysta is the trade name for methacrylate-functionalized calcium phosphate (MCP), a bioactive molecule developed by the Pulpdent research team. When placed in a dental composite, Crysta facilitates a hydroxyapatite bridge between tooth structure and the composite. It also enables top-tier esthetics, which lets dentists use bioactive composites in the esthetic zone with excellent results. ACTIVA Presto has unique stackable handling, and also benefits from Pulpdent’s proprietary rubberized resin and moisture-friendly technology, which ensure durability and worry-free placement.
Crysta allows ACTIVA Presto to actively promote the health of restored teeth by establishing a bonded layer of apatite between the tooth and restoration. “ACTIVA Presto and Crysta have the potential to impact millions of patients worldwide by significantly improving the outcomes of restorative procedures while also meeting today’s esthetic demands,” says Pulpdent Executive Manager Lew Berk. “We are thrilled to introduce this technology and shatter the ceiling for what’s possible in dental restorative materials.”
The new MCP technology facilitates tooth remineralization through the transfer and precipitation of calcium, fluoride and phosphate. This is the second major breakthrough by Pulpdent in the realm of bio-interactive dental material research. The first came in 2013 with the release of dual-cure ACTIVA BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE, the first durable, esthetic, bioactive restorative suitable for both dentin and enamel replacement. While ACTIVA BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE continues to be widely used in posterior restorations, Crysta-containing ACTIVA Presto is available in multiple shades and can be freely used in anterior and posterior applications. Moreover, both ACTIVA BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE and ACTIVA Presto can be used together, giving dentists powerful new ways to restore teeth and protect patients against secondary caries.
For more information on Crysta, visit https://pulpdent.com/crysta. For more information on ACTIVA Presto, visit https://pulpdent.com/pulpdent-products/activa-presto.
About Pulpdent: Pulpdent is a global dental research and manufacturing firm established in 1947 and headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts. The company is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2022 and may followed using @pulpdent, @pulpdentcorporation, and #pulpdent75.