“MTA — Your way.” Predictable. Convenient. Affordable.
Avalon Biomed Inc. has a mission to save teeth with MTA-type products. Uniquely qualified, the company’s management team has 19 years of experience inventing and manufacturing MTA, including three patents for MTA. Understanding the chemistry, products, and clinicians’ needs, they developed premium MTA-type products
with affordable pricing, to ensure the product’s use.
A note about bioceramics from Company President and Materials Scientist, Carolyn Primus, PhD: MTA Plus root and pulp treatment materials (NeoMTA Plus® and Grey MTA Plus®) from Avalon Biomed are bioactive bioceramics, as are all MTA-type products (mineral trioxide aggregate). By definition, a bioceramic is any ceramic used in vivo. Bioceramics are often inert, but bioactive bioceramics induce the precipitation of hydroxyapatite in synthetic body fluids or in vivo.
MTA chemical composition
All MTA-type products are formulated with tri/dicalcium silicate and blended with various radiopaque powders (Table 1). Products in the marketplace vary in their amounts of radiopaque powder, particle size distributions, and minor phases. These variations in composition affect properties such as setting time and handling characteristics.
All MTA-type products are hydrophilic. They require water for setting, and calcium hydroxide is a reaction product, embedded in the cement matrix, as shown in equation 1.
2Ca3SiO5 + 7H2O g 3CaO.2SiO2.4H2O + 3 Ca(OH)2 (1)
NeoMTA Plus® and Grey MTA Plus® root and pulp treatment materials
The MTA Plus products from Avalon Biomed Inc. are available as NeoMTA Plus and Grey MTA Plus in powder format, which the clinician mixes with the proprietary water-based MTA Plus gel.
Popular “white” MTA products may discolor over time because of their bismuth oxide content. Available since early 2015, NeoMTA Plus does not contain bismuth oxide and is stainproof. (Note: Grey MTA Plus is not stainproof.)
Easy to mix and dispense
The Avalon Biomed powders are not “sandy” and difficult to handle. The fine MTA Plus powders mix easily with MTA Plus gel to any desired consistency from PUTTY to SEALER.
By mixing the fine powder with gel (instead of water), many advantages are achieved:
- Washout resistant upon placement
- Short setting time (15 minutes at PUTTY consistency)
- Handling like IRM® or SuperEBA™; no special instruments for placement
- Easy mixing without special equipment
Packaging is smart and convenient
- Desiccant-lined bottle protects the fine powder from hydration
- Bulk powder and gel packaging (in bottles) allow for dispensing as needed
- Compact design minimizes packaging waste
From vital pulp therapy to perforation healing, apexification, root-end filling, obturation, and sealing.
Made in the USA
The offices and manufacturing facility of Avalon Biomed Inc. are located in (sunny) Bradenton, Florida. Avalon Biomed is a small, woman-owned corporation, focused on providing premium bioactive products at an affordable price. They focus on providing clinical convenience and personalized support to existing and potential customers.
Some MTA products are expensive, up to $30 per dose. MTA Plus is priced to be globally affordable, so all patients, including children, can receive the benefit of the bioactive formula. (Pricing can be obtained from Avalon Biomed Inc. or from one of its distributors.)
All MTA-type products are bioactive bio-ceramics, but they vary in features, benefits, and costs. Since 2011, the experts at Avalon Biomed have designed and manufactured MTA Plus to meet the needs of clinicians around the world.
This information was provided by Avalon Biomed Inc.