Riva Light Cure

The glass ionomer restorative with true esthetics

The glass ionomer restorative with true esthetics
Great translucency
*all shades A2

Combination of GIC advantages and composite advantages

Riva Light Cure is a light-cured, resin-reinforced glass ionomer restorative cement. Glass ionomers release fluoride and chemically bond to the tooth structure whilst composites have excellent aesthetics. Riva Light Cure is a combination of both with excellent aesthetics, fluoride release and chemically bonds to the tooth structure.

Great marginal adaptation

Riva Light Cure is the answer to long term microleakage prevention. Use it as a restorative or a base under permanent restorations. “….light-cured and self-cured glass ionomer bases were more effective in reducing microleakage in both the occlusal and proximal cavo surfaces than a flowable resin.“ (1)

Exceptional handling

Riva Light Cure HV can be manipulated immediately after mixing. It is a very sculptable material. It does not stick to instruments and resists any initial threading traditionally found with a light cured GIC. Riva Light Cure HV does not lift off after placement, particularly in the maxillary position.

Bioactive proprietary ionglass™ technology

Riva Light Cure utilises SDI’s proprietary ionglass™ filler developed by our glass technologists. ionglass™ is a radiopaque, high ion releasing, bioactive glass used in SDI’s range of glass ionomer products. Riva Light Cure releases fluoride to assist with remineralisation of the natural dentition.

RIVA light cure

Flowable Composite

Fabulous esthetics


Having many shades available, Riva Light Cure enables natural looking restorations with chameleon effects.

Riva Light Cure shades: A1, A2, A3, A3.5, A4, B2, B3, B4, C2, C4 and bleach. Riva Light Cure HV shades: A1, A2, A3, A3.5 and B1.

Long term wear resistance

The surface hardness of resin-reinforced glass ionomer cements means good long-term wear resistance. The greater the surface hardness, the greater the resistance to permanent surface indentation.

Highest colour stability

Riva Light Cure has excellent resistance to common stains such as black tea and red wine. Riva Light Cure absorbs about half as much color from these tannin-rich solutions.

High flexural strength

High flexural strength ensures reduced cracking and failure in flexion. Riva Light Cure has excellent flexural strength.

Simple procedure

Riva Light Cure is quick and simple to place. No bonding procedure is required.

It chemically bonds to the tooth and provides ion exchange to demineralised dentition.

BPA free

Riva Light Cure does not contain any Bisphenol A (BPA) or its

derivatives.  Use this product with confidence and peace of mind.

Orange light safe tip

Riva Light Cure’s capsule has a transparent orange nozzle. This protects the paste from curing under operating light in between placement.

(1) McCabe JF, Al-Naimi OT. Fluoride release of three Riva GI Products Compared with that of a competitor product. University of Newcastle (UK); July 2007.


(2) Duong T, Tran L, Perry R, Kugel G (2007). Microleakage testing in vitro using three different bases under composites. Special Issue of the Journal of Dental Research. Abstract #0366.


(3) Al-Naimi OT, Lopes MB, McCabe JF, Prentice LH. Flexural Strength of Resin-Modified Glass-Ionomer cements (RMGICs)

^Riva Light Cure HV (High Viscosity)


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** Published and SDI Test Data.