Maxxion C is a self-curing glass ionomer cement suitable for cementation. Presented in the form of powder and liquid, the cement has, among other advantages, higher flow power and the capability to form a thin film on the tooth/piece interface. The product is compatible with various surfaces and has broad indications, especially in the prosthetics area, where it is a great choice for permanent cementation.


• 1 bottle of cement powder with 15g
• 1 bottle of liquid with 10g
• 1 powder dispenser
• 1 mixing block

Characteristics and Advantages

• High fluoride release capacity: prevention of secondary caries or marginal infiltration.
• Wide range of use: cementing prosthetic pieces and orthodontic devices, and cavities lining.
Compatible with all metal alloys and acrylic resins.
• Excellent fluidity for better settlement and adhesion.
• Low water absorption to improve its mechanical and adhesive properties.
• Radiopacity: allows diagnosis and radiographic follow-up.
• Thinness, which providestranslucency.
• Low solubility.
• Adequate mechanical resistance.
• High capacity for adhesion to tooth structure.


• Permanent cementation of prosthetic pieces (full crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, etc.).
• Cementing orthodontic bands and devices (e.g. Haas expander).
• Used as a cavity liner (see Instructions for Use).

Step by Step

Step 1

The operative area must be properly isolated. The enamel/dentin surfaces should be free from dirt (e.g. cement residues) and lightly moistened.

Step 2

The internal part of the piece may be blasted with aluminum oxide for higher micro mechanical retention.

Step 3

The recommended proportion is 1 spoon of powder to 1 drop of liquid. Before dispensing the desired portions, shake both bottles.

Step 4

Mix initially with half spoon of the powder with the liquid and then add the rest of the powder gradually until a homogeneous paste is obtained.

Mixing time (T1)
30 seconds
Working time (T2)
2 minutes
Curing time (T3)
3-4 minutes

Note: there may be a variation in the curing time according to the oral temperature.

Step 5

Apply a fine layer of cement inside the piece and position it on the tooth, exerting light to moderate pressure.

Step 6

Any excess cement may be removed in 5 to 7 minutes with an exploratory probe.

It is recommended to mix the cement in a temperature range between 18 °C and 30 °C. Temperatures above or below this will increase or decrease the working time excessively.


Can I cement metal pieces (e.g. metal/ceramic crowns) with Maxxion C?

Yes. The Technical Profile of the product proves all of the product characteristics through standardized tests, one of which includes performance in relation to the adhesive resistance of the cement submitted to the metal shear test. The results speak for themselves, denoting the high retention capacity of the product for metal pieces.

Is there a benefit to cementing orthodontic bands with Maxxion C?

In addition to the ease of handling the product, determined by the adjusted fluidity and setting time, Maxxion C offers excellent release of fluoride. This makes the product to help preventing caries.

Why is it so important to respect the powder/liquid proportion of the product?

If the mixture is saturated in liquid (polyacrylic acid), pulp damage may occur when applied in deeper cavities. This is due to the potential irritant effect of the acid.

Can I apply Maxxion C to deep cavities?

For deep cavities, we recommend applying calcium hydroxide prior to the ionomer to the pulp wall. This is because the ionomer may have some degree of irritability when close to the pulp. We must also respect the proportion indicated in the instructions (1 portion of powder to 1 drop of liquid).

Why should contact between Maxxion C and Eugenol be avoided?

For cementation with Maxxion C, as with any other cement, the tooth must be properly cleaned and any residual temporary cement removed. This is especially true when the temporary cement used contains eugenol, as this component alters the chemical setting time of the glass ionomer cement and may result in inefficient cementation.

Can I use Maxxion R liquid with Maxxion C powder?

No. The liquid phase of the Maxxion R has greater reactivity than Maxxion C. Thus, the combination of Maxxion C powder with the Maxxion R liquid would result in excessively rapid curing, making its handling difficult.

Information for the Professional

Precautions and contraindications

• Do not use the product after its expiration date.
• Follow the legislation of your country for disposal of the product.
• Do not reuse empty packaging.
• Keep out of reach of children.

Side Effects

• Application of the product directly on the dental pulp may cause irritation and irreversible damage. In contact with products such as eugenol, phenol and paramonochlorophenol, there is a decrease in the glass ionomer bonding strength, meaning it should not be used in combination with these substances.

Preservation and Storage

• The packaging of the product should be closed immediately after use.
• Store the product in a clean and dry location in its original packaging.
• Do not expose the product to high temperatures or direct sunlight.
• Store the product at temperatures between 5 and 30ºC.
• Do not freeze the product.
• The validity period of the product is 2 years from the production date.
• Do not use the product after its expiration date.
• Follow the legislation of your country for disposal of the product.
• Do not reuse empty packaging.
• Keep out of reach of children.
• Protect the product from external contamination.
• Protect the powder against moisture and do not store it in the refrigerator.