Mercury free,  fluoride releasing,  silver restorative

Proprietary ionglassTM technology

Riva Silver utilises SDI’s proprietary ionglass™ filler developed by our glass technologists. ionglass™ is a radiopaque, high ion releasing, reactive glass used in SDI’s range of dental cements. Riva Silver releases substantially higher fluoride to assist with remineralisation of the natural dentition.

Light colour

The light grey colour of Riva Silver requires minimal masking when used under aesthetic restorations.

Easy handling

Riva Silver’s condensable nature allows the operator to quickly and easily place the restoration. Riva Silver can be packed using an amalgam condenser.

Perfect for non-compliant patients

Riva Silver is the ideal restorative in situations where patient compliance and moisture control are difficult. Riva Silver is extremely easy and quick to use.

Great for core buildups

Riva Silver is an excellent material for core buildups. Its high early compressive and bond strength properties ensure favourable core buildup conditions.

High early strength

Riva Silver’s high compressive strength minimises the risk of fracture in the critical early stages after the restoration has been placed.

High radiopacity

The addition of metal particles into the cement substantially increases radiopacity. Riva Silver is easily differentiated on radiographs from that of tooth structure allowing easy diagnosis of early lesions.

Setting Times


High fluoride release

Riva Silver’s free movement of fluoride provides benefits to surrounding and adjacent tooth surfaces. Fluoride is held within the glass matrix without being bound by the structure. If the level outside the matrix is lower, then fluoride ions are released.

Conversely, if the fluoride level is higher (eg. from topical fluoride) then fluoride will recharge the glass ionomer matrix. Riva Silver has the ability to be recharged with fluoride from external sources, providing long term protection against recurrent carries. Riva Silver is great for treating high caries-risk patients as part of an overall treatment plan for maximum care.

No additional mixing step

The benefits of using Riva Silver capsules are obvious. However, if using the powder / liquid system, no separate adding and mixing of alloy into the powder is required. The alloy component of Riva Silver is pre-mixed into the powder bottle.


Riva Silver is available in capsule and powder / liquid systems. The unique SDI patented capsule system completely activates to achieve a smooth and reproducible mix every time.


  • Small 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
  • Class V restorations restorations in non-aesthetic situations
  • Core build ups
  • Temporary fillings
  • Restorations where radiopacity is desirable
  • Restorative in the field using theART technique
  • Temporary endodontic fillings

* Miracle Mix and Ketac Silver are not the registered trademarks of SDI Limited.

** Published and SDI Test Data.

(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) Source: Al-Naimi, O.T., McCabe, J.F., Comparing the Compressive Strength of Riva Silver GIC with that of Other Competitor Products, January 2005, University of Newcastle (UK)

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

2. Wash thoroughly.

3. Remove excess water. Keep moist.

4. Mix the capsule in an amalgamator OR mix the powder/liquid combination on a mixing pad.

5. Apply Riva Protect to tooth surface.

6. Form a contour and cover with a matrix if required.

7. Apply Riva Coat and light cure.

8. Final finishing under water spray using standard techniques can begin approximately 6 minutes after start of mixing.

9. Apply Riva Coat and light cure.

Riva Silver Capsules

  • 50 x Riva Silver Capsules


Riva Coat

  • 5mL bottle refill



Riva Conditioner

  • 10mL bottle refill


Riva Silver Powder/Liquid Kits

  • 10g (8.9mL) Riva Silver Liquid Bottle
  • 32g Riva Silver Powder jar
  • accessories



Riva Silver Powder refills

  • 32g Riva Silver Powder jar



Riva Silver Liquid refills

  • 10g (8.9mL) Riva Silver Liquid Bottle



Riva Applicator



Riva Applicator 2