riva self cure

The tooth remineralizing restorative

Ideal for minimally invasive dentistry
Riva Self Cure is the ideal restorative material for use in minimally invasive dentistry (MID) as it is a bioactive material which prevents caries from occurring. Natural tooth structure is preserved, so large cavities and undercuts are not necessary.

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

No shrinkage

Riva Self Cure does not contain resin eliminating the problem of volumetric shrinkage after curing. Sensitivity, resulting from microleakage associated with shrinkage does not occur.

BPA and HEMA Free

Riva Self Cure does not contain Bisphenol A (including it’s derivatives) or HEMA. Use this product on your patients with confidence and peace of mind.

Choice of viscosities

Riva Self Cure easily extrudes into the cavity, but for an exceptional packable, high viscosity material, use Riva Self Cure HV. You have a choice.

Bioactive proprietary ionglassTM technology

Riva Self Cure utilizes 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 Self Cure releases substantially higher fluoride to assist with remineralization 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.

The strongest dentin replacement

When dentin is missing, use Riva Self Cure to replace it. It is the best dental material available today that virtually mimics dentin. No adhesive is required, and sensitivity is non-existent. Like dentin, Riva Self Cure has a very high compressive strength, ensuring it will withstand long term mastication forces.

Surface hardness

The greater the surface hardness, the greater the resistance to abrasive wear. Riva Self Cure is a dynamic glass ionomer cement that can withstand high penetration of the surface.

Low acid erosion

Riva Self Cure has a very low acid erosion value. This improves the longevity of the restoration, resisting disintegration and wear caused by oral acidity. The ISO Standard dictates that a material cannot have acid erosion of more than 0.17mm.

Bulk fill to save time

Riva Self Cure can be bulk filled to minimize chair time.

Setting times

Setting times

– Non stress bearing Class I and II restorations

Deciduous teeth restorations

– Geriatric restorations

Intermediate restorative and base material for Class I and II cavities using the sandwich technique

– Cervical (Class V) restorations

– Core build ups

– Temporary fillings

– Restorative in the field using the ART technique

– Dentin replacement

(1) 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.


(2) McCabe JF, Al-Naimi OT. Fluoride Release into Water for the Riva GIC Products compared with Competitor Products. University of Newcastle (UK). Februar­­y 2005


(3) McCabe JF, Al-Naimi OT. Fluoride Release of Two SDI Products with Two Competitor Product. University of Newcastle (UK). December 2007

^Riva Self Cure HV (High Viscosity)


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