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the tooth remineralizing restorative

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.


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)

Riva Self Cure

Flowable composite

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.





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.

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

­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.



Setting times  


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.




• 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


^Riva Self Cure HV (High Viscosity)  

(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
* Fuji IX GP Extra, Fuji IX GP and Ketac Molar are not the registered trademarks of SDI Limited.
** Published and SDI Test Data.

For detailed instructions please click here to download pdf. 

1. Isolate tooth, prepare cavity. 
Apply Riva Conditioner for 10 seconds.





2. Wash thoroughly.

3. Remove excess water. Keep moist.

4. Activate the capsule and immediately mix in an amalgamator.
Important: Do not click with applicator before you mix.


5. Immediately place into capsule applicator and click trigger until paste is seen through the nozzle.

6. Extrude Riva Self Cure into cavity and contour.

7. Apply Riva Coat and light cure.

8. Commence final finishing under water spray.

9. Apply Riva Coat and light cure.rivaSCin9_en.jpg


Riva Self Cure Capsules
Regular Set

• 50 Riva Self Cure Capsules

  • 8600001          A1
  • 8600002          A2
  • 8600003          A3
  • 8600004          A3.5
  • 8600005          A4
  • 8600007          B2
  • 8600008          B3

Riva Self Cure Capsules
Fast Set

• 50 Riva Self Cure Capsules

  • 8605001          A1
  • 8605002          A2
  • 8605003          A3
  • 8605004          A3.5
  • 8605005          A4
  • 8605007          B2
  • 8605008          B3
  • 8600011        T-A2
  • 8600012        T-A3
  • 8600013        T-A3.5

Riva Self Cure Capsule Assorted Kits
• 10 each of A1, A2, A3, A3.5 and B2 capsules

  • 8610000          Regular Set
  • 8620000          Fast Set


Riva Coat
• 5mL bottle refill

  • 8610001

Riva Conditioner
• 10mL bottle refill

  • 8620001


Riva Applicator 2                              Riva Applicator

  • 5545013                                              5545009 

Riva Self Cure HV Capsules
• 50 Riva Self Cure HV Capsules

  • 8630001          A1
  • 8630002          A2
  • 8630003          A3
  • 8630004          A3.5


Riva Self Cure Powder / Liquid Kits
• 6.9mL (8g) Riva Self Cure Liquid bottle
• 15g Riva Self Cure Powder jar
• accessories

  • 8610501          A1
  • 8610502          A2
  • 8610503          A3
  • 8610504          A3.5
  • 8610505          A4
  • 8610507          B2
  • 8610508          B3

• 9.5mL (11g) Riva Self Cure Liquid bottle
• 15g Riva Self Cure Powder bottle
• accessories

  • 8610521        T-A2
  • 8610522        T-A3
  • 8610523        T-A3.5

Riva Self Cure Powder / Liquid Kits
• 5.2mL (6g) Riva Self Cure Liquid bottle
• 10g Riva Self Cure Powder jar
• accessories

  • 8610612          A2
  • 8610613          A3
  • 8610614          A3.5

Riva Self Cure Powder / Liquid Kits

• 2.6mL (3g) Riva Self Cure Liquid bottle
• 5g Riva Self Cure Powder jar
• accessories

  • 8600602          A2
  • 8600603          A3
  • 8600604          A3.5

Riva Self Cure Liquid Refill
• 6.9mL (8g) bottle refill

  • 8610900

• 9.5mL (11g) bottle refill

  • 8610905 (for T-A2, T-A3, T-A3.5)

Riva Self Cure Powder Refills
• 15g Riva Self Cure Powder Refill

  • 8610101          A1
  • 8610102          A2
  • 8610103          A3
  • 8610104          A3.5
  • 8610105          A4
  • 8610107          B2
  • 8610108          B3
  • 8610121        T-A2
  • 8610122        T-A3
  • 8610123        T-A3.5