riva light cure / riva light cure HV

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)

* GC Fuji II LC is the trademark of GC Corporation not of SDI Limited.
Photac™ Fil Quick, Photac™ Fil Quick Aplicap™ and Ketac™ Nana are the trademarks of 3M or 3M ESPE AG not of SDI Limited.

** Published and SDI Test Data.

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 Light Cure in increments of no more than 2mm into cavity and contour.

7. Light cure each increment for 20 seconds.

8. Final finishing under water spray can begin immediately after light curing.

Riva Light Cure Capsules

  • 50 Riva Light Cure Capsules

8700001          A1

8700002         A2

8700003         A3

8700004         A3.5

8700005         A4

8700007         B2

8700008         B3

8700010         B4

8700012         C2

8700014         C4

8700016        Bleach


Riva Light Cure Capsule Assorted Kit

  • 10 each of A1, A2, A3, A3.5 and B2 capsules



Riva Light Cure Powder / Liquid Kits

  • 7.2mL (8g) Riva Light Cure Liquid bottle
  • 15g Riva Light Cure Powder jar
  • accessories

8700501         A1

8700502         A2

8700503         A3

8700504         A3.5

8700505         A4

8700507         B2

8700508         B3

8700510         B4

8700512         C2

8700514         C4

8700516         Bleach


  • 2.7mL (3g) Riva Light Cure Liquid bottle
  • 5g Riva Light Cure Powder jar
  • accessories

8700517         A2

8700518         A3

8700519         A3.5


Riva Light Cure HV Capsules

  • 50 Riva Light Cure Capsules

8730001          A1

8730002          A2

8730003          A3

8730004          A3.5

8730006          B1


Riva Conditioner 10mL bottle refill



Riva Light Cure Liquid Refill

  • 7.2mL (8g) Riva Light Cure Liquid bottle



Riva Light Cure Powder Refills

  • 15g Riva Light Cure Powder Refill

8700101          A1

8700102          A2

8700103          A3

8700104          A3.5

8700105          A4

8700107          B2

8700108          B3

8700110          B4

8700112          C2

8700114          C4

8700116          Bleach

Riva Applicator



Riva Applicator 2