Dual-cured luting materials tested

Table 1: Depth of cure measured for the selected products, in millimeters


Comment: All products tested complied with the requirements, which state that the depth of cure of opaque materials shall be not less than 0.5 mm and other materials not less than 1.5 mm. If the manufacturer states a value, the measured depth of cure shall be not less than 0.5 mm below the stated value.


ProductShadeMean depth of cure
measured (mm)
Manufacturers given value
for depth of cure (A) (mm)
Bifix SEUniversal3,0-
White opaque2,1-
CalibraBase: Light, Catalyst: Regular3,0-
Base: Medium, Catalyst: Regular2,4-
G-CEM AutomixA22,3-
Maxcem EliteClear2,1-
Multilink AutoMixYellow2,1-
NX3 Dual AutomixYellow (A3)2,9-
White (B1)3,0-
ParaCemBase: A2, Catalyst: Universal3,0-
Universal DCBase: B3, Catalyst: Universal3,0-
RelyX UnicemA13,5-
RelyX Unicem 2A22,6
SmartCem 2LT2,22,2 (B)
Automix DualMED1,82,2 (B)
Variolink IIBase: A1, Catalyst: Low viscosity Transparent4,43
Base: A3, Catalyst: Low viscosity Yellow3,42,8


(A)     Information from IFU or/and manufacturers site.
(B)     Measuring procedure not equivalent with ISO 4049.