riva self cure / riva self cure HV

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 self cure

Flowable composite

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


  • 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)

* Fuji IX GP Extra, Fuji IX GP and Ketac Molar are not the registered trademarks 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 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.

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



Riva Conditioner

  • 10mL bottle refill



Riva Applicator


Riva Applicator 2




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

8610602         A2

8610603         A3

8610604         A3.5


Riva Self Cure Liquid Refill

  • 6.9mL (8g) bottle refill



  • 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