A Fantastic New Temporary Cement

October 4, 2019 Lee Ann Brady DMD

The search for temporary cements has been a long one over the last decade as my practice has moved away from porcelain fused to metal full coverage as the “go to” indirect restoration. The difference in mechanical retention, aesthetics and final placement protocols places different demands on our temporary cements. There are quite a number of criteria we want out of a temporary cement, and finding it all in one product was the challenge.

  • Great Retention
  • Easy to Remove
  • Easy to Clean the Prep
  • Eugenol Free
  • Easy to Clean Excess During Cementation
  • Esthetic/Translucent
  • No Sensitivity
  • Doesn’t grow black Scuz

Having played with many of the temporary cements on the market there are many that meet most of the criteria, but I hadn’t gotten everything I wanted until I started to use TempoCem ID from DMG America.

Why I am so pleased with TempoCem ID:
  • It is a resin-based temporary cement that actually changes from slightly opaque to translucent when you move through the curing process.
  • The initial opacity that remains — even at the gel phase, makes cleaning away the excess very easy.
  • Once all the excess has been cleaned off, a final cure takes you to fantastic retention and a beautifully esthetic cement.
  • The chemistry allows you to place the final restoration without worry of incompatibility with adhesive or traditional cement systems.

Whether for full or partial coverage TempoCem ID has become the temporary cement of preference in my office.


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Lee Ann Brady DMD

Dr. Lee Ann Brady is passionate about dentistry, her family and making a difference. She is a general dentist and owns a practice in Glendale, AZ limited to restorative dentistry. Lee’s passion for dental education began as a CE junkie herself, pursuing lots of advanced continuing education focused on Restorative and Occlusion. In 2005, she became a full time resident faculty member for The Pankey Institute, and was promoted to Clinical Director in 2006. Lee joined Spear Education as Executive VP of Education in the fall of 2008 to teach and coordinate the educational curriculum. In June of 2011, she left Spear Education, founded leeannbrady.com and joined the dental practice she now owns as an associate. Today, she teaches at dental meetings and study clubs both nationally and internationally, continues to write for dental journals and her website, sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, Inside Dentistry and DentalTown Magazines and is the Director of Education for The Pankey Institute.

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