riva self cure / riva self cure HV


ionglass for healthier teeth

Easy Activation

The new Easy Activation capsules are now 70% easier to activate. This saves you time and effort when preparing a restoration.

Drawing on 50 years of dental research experience, SDI’s ionglass filler was developed specially for Riva and is manufactured in Australia by our glass experts.

The ionglass technology mimics the natural tooth structure, guaranteeing restorations will withstand long term mastication forces and patients will be satisfied with the treatment.

Bioactive glass hybrid

Riva Self Cure contains ionglass filler, made of a unique blend of different sizes of ultrafine highly reactive glass particles.

This bioactive proprietary hybrid glass enables long term restorations, being outstanding in handling, strength and aesthetics.

The ionglass filler contains fluoride and strontium ions which synergistically enhance tooth bioremineralisation.

(Source: Thuy et al. Arch Oral Biol. 2008 Nov; 53(11):1017-22)

Superior biocompatibility ensures healthier teeth, the restoration will last longer and the patient will be more satisfied.

Riva Self Cure is biomimetic

Riva Self Cure replaces dentine, imitating some of its natural features. The ionglass technology for Riva Self Cure mimics dentine’s hydrophilic characteristic and coefficient of thermal expansion. To make the restoration time-efficient, no etching or adhesive is required. This dramatically reduces chair time for the dentist and the risk of sensitivity for the patient. A patient with a nice smile and no sensitivity has a better quality of life.

Superior Fluoride release

The extra strong hybrid matrix provides great fluoride release, increasing defense against caries, while having very low wear to enable the perfect long term bulk fill restoration every time.

Long term acid resistance

The ionglassTM technology stimulates the biomineralisation of dentine by over saturating the minerals in its organic matrix. The result is the formation of fluorapatite crystals, which are more resistant to acid attacks than the natural tooth, benefiting patients during bacterial and acidic challenges.

The ISO Standard 9917-1 dictates that a material cannot have acid erosion of more than 0.17mm. Riva Self Cure will resist acidic oral environments.


† Source: Internal test data Dec 2020


Source: Internal test data Nov 2020
*Not a registered trademark of SDI.

Beautiful handling

Riva Self Cure extrudes easily into the cavity with the innovative ionglassTM particles enabling creamier, non-stick and smoother handling. Polishability is made simple and long-term surface integrity is maintained. For an exceptional packable, high viscosity material, use Riva Self Cure HV.

Riva Self Cure has been independently evaluated as having superior handling. The unique formulation is less stringy or sticky, making placement quicker and easier.

Equia Forte FIL
Equia Forte HT
Riva SC
Riva SC HV

Source: Internal test data Nov 2020. *Not a registered trademark of SDI.

“Riva Self Cure has the edge on glass strength and fluoride release.”

Professor Edward Lynch, University of Warwick, UK

Listed in the World’s Top 100 Doctors in Dentistry – January 2020.
Winner of The Global Outreach Healthcare Award – June 2020.

Easy Activation

The new Easy Activation capsules are now 70% easier to activate. This saves you time and effort when preparing a restoration.

Choice of setting time for all treatments

Different clinical scenarios demand different setting times. Riva Self Cure Fast Set offers the fastest setting time for when a quick procedure is required. If more time is needed, Riva Self Cure offers the ideal time-frame for working with comfort and confidence.

Easier extrusion

Riva Self Cure is 70% easier to extrude than other products.

This minimises hand tremors and muscle stress, giving you more stability and control when placing restorations.

Photo courtesy of Dr Marcelo Alves and Dr Alvaro Junqueira – Brazil


Source: Internal test data Nov 2020
*Not a registered trademark of SDI.

Superior Wear Resistance

Riva Self Cure HV offers significantly better wear resistance than other similar products.

Depth of surface wear

Source: Internal test data Nov 2020
*Not a registered trademark of SDI.
†Tested with ACTA (Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam) wear machine –
proven to be a realistic simulation of clinical wear1.
1de Gee, A. and Pallav, P., 1994. Occlusal wear simulation with the ACTA wear machine. Journal of Dentistry, 22, pp.S21-S27.


Riva Self Cure is available in a range of viscosity and transparency options to suit your placement preferences.


Best In Class Aesthetics

Highest Radiopacity

Riva Self Cure ionglassTM offers significantly higher radiopacity than other restorative options of its category. On radiographs, the contrast between Riva Self Cure and dentine is evident on the tooth-restoration interface . This helps to diagnose and treat patients faster and more easily.


Source: Internal test data Nov 2020
*Not a registered trademark of SDI.

“Versatility and easy handling are key benefits of Riva Self Cure for use in Paediatric Dentistry.”

Dr Daniela P. Raggio, Associate Professor – University of Sao Paulo

Editor in Chief International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry (UK)

A hybrid restorative with more indications

Class I
Class II
Class V
  • Class I
  • Class II (see technique guide)
  • Class V
  • Core build up
  • Deciduous teeth restorations
  • Geriatric restorations
  • Temporary fillings
  • ART technique restorations
  • Dentine replacement
  • Sandwich technique restorations
  • Molar Incisal hypomineralisation (MIH) (intermediate approach)
  • SMART technique restorations (Silver Modified – e.g. Riva Star, SDI Limited)
  • Minimally invasive dentistry

The Unique Biomimetic for Long Term Restorations

Formulated using patented ionglassTM technology, Riva Self Cure has restored the smiles of over 50 million people across 100 countries.

The next generation of glass ionomer, this high performance system combines a glass hybrid restorative with a strong resin coat to maximise the longevity and the strength of your patient’s restorations. Riva Self Cure has earned its reputation through superior fluoride release, strength and great handling.

Perfect for a wide range of clinical situations, Riva Self Cure is the bulk fill solution you need to save you time and to mimic some of the best characteristics of the tooth.

Long term strength for bulk fills
Clinicians Report Jan 2020, Vol 13, Issue 1


Superior wear resistance
Internal test data, November 2020


Superior long term fluoride release
Internal test data, November 2020


Long term acid resistance
Internal test data, November 2020


High radiopacity
Internal test data, November 2020


Download RIVA SELF CURE / SELF CURE HV Instructions

Download Riva Self Cure Instruction card and Class II Guide

1. Isolate tooth, prepare cavity.
OPTIONAL: Apply Riva Conditioner for
10 seconds, wash and remove excess water.

2. Wash thoroughly.

3. Remove excess water. Keep moist.

4. Activate the capsule and immediately mix in a triturator. Do not click before you mix.

Press capsule down to click. 10 seconds in a triturator.

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

6. Extrude Riva Self Cure/HV into cavity and contour.

7. Apply Riva Coat and light cure each increment for 10 seconds.

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

9. Apply Riva Coat and light cure.

^ For powder and liquid instructions, please refer to Instructions for Use

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


Riva Self Cure Capsule Assorted Kits

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

8610000         Regular Set

8620000        Fast Set


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


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

8610612         A2

8610613         A3


Riva Self Cure Powder

  • 15g Riva Self Cure Powder

8610103         A3


Riva Self Cure Liquid Refill

  • 6.9mL (8g) bottle refill



  • 9.5mL (11g) bottle refill for T-shades


Riva Coat

  • 5mL bottle refill



Riva Conditioner

  • 10mL bottle refill



Riva Applicator 2



Riva Applicator