NeoLINER LC FAQs

NeoLINER LC is a resin-modified, light curable MTA material indicated for use as a cavity liner and for indirect pulp capping. Using the supplied tip, NeoLINER LC can be applied accurately, even in deep cavity preparations, with little waste. NeoLINER LC sets in as little as 20 seconds with light-curing at thicknesses of ≤1mm. This product is moisture tolerant and can be applied to moist dentin. It is insoluble and will not wash-out after light-curing, allowing the restoration to be completed immediately after placement and curing.

NeoLINER LC is indicated for use as a cavity liner and for indirect pulp capping.

Like all light-curable dental liners NeoLINER LC contains a light-cure resin component. According to AAPD guidelines, a biocompatible radiopaque material that is resin-free should be used for direct placement on the pulp since any uncured resin in direct contact with the pulp may be an irritant and can cause inflammation of the pulp. 

A resin-free MTA product such as NeoPUTTY® or NeoMTA® 2 is recommended for direct placement on the pulp due to its exceptional bioactivity and biocompatibility which is well tolerated by the pulp.

Light polymerization time for NeoLINER LC is as little as 20 seconds at a thickness of ≤1mm.

The shelf life is 24 months.

Store NeoLINER LC in a refrigerator at 2-8° C (37-46°F) in the original sealed package to ensure maximum shelf life. After opening the foil pouch, the product should be stored to protect from light and moisture at room temperature 19-25°C (66-77°F) and used within six months for optimal performance. Recap the syringe immediately after each use.

Calcium hydroxide based materials are known to have high solubility and inferior mechanical properties such as low compressive strength compared to NeoLINER LC.

Similar to TheraCAL LC, NeoLINER LC is a resin modified MTA that is a light curable and flowable, cavity liner/indirect pulp capping material. 

NeoLINER LC has nearly twice as much calcium release at 28 days compared to TheraCAL LC. Calcium release promotes bioactivity through the formation of hydroxyapatite to support healing.

NeoLINER LC has 3x greater flexural strength compared to TheraCAL LC

NeoLINER LC has 2x greater compressive strength compared to TheraCAL LC 

NeoLINER LC is less expensive than TheraCAL LC

LimeLite is a calcium hydroxide phosphate material unlike NeoLINER LC, which is a resin-modified MTA-based material. The differences are summarized below:

Lime-Lite is a calcium hydroxy phosphate, while NeoLINER LC is a resin-modified MTA.

Lime-Lite light does not exhibit calcium release*, while NeoLINER LC has a high calcium release.

Lime-Lite light cure time is 30 seconds, while NeoLINER LC light cures in as little as 20 seconds.

NeoLINER LC is a resin-modified MTA, while NeoPUTTY is a resin-free MTA-based bioactive bioceramic.

NeoLINER LC is light curable (in as little as 20 seconds), while NeoPUTTY sets in vivo with moisture from surrounding dentin or pulp tissue

NeoLINER LC is indicated as a liner/indirect pulp capping, while NeoPUTTY has 12 indications for use including liner/indirect pulp capping, direct pulp capping, and pulpotomy.

NeoLINER LC has a flowable consistency and is packaged with tips for easy and controlled placement, while NeoPUTTY has a low-tack firm putty consistency and can be spread, packed, or condensed in place. NeoPUTTY is not designed for use with syringe tips.

1 x 1g syringe + 15 needle tips

4 x 1g syringe + 50 needle tips

NeoLINER LC is a viscous, flowable material that is packaged with single-use 27 gauge tips to allow you to precisely control the placement of the material.  Applied in ≤ 1 mm increments, it stays in place before and after light-curing.

NeoLINER LC is a flowable composite packaged with 27 gauge tips to allow you to precisely control the placement of the material.  Applied in ≤ 1 mm increments it stays in place before and after light-curing. The viscosity is similar to Theracal LC or a calcium hydroxide paste.

Use of a bonding agent (per manufacturer’s instructions) prior to placement of NeoLINER LC may enhance bonding in non-retentive preparations, however, it is not a requirement. The clinician should determine use of a bonding agent based on the clinical circumstances and type of final restoration.  Example: If NeoLINER LC is used as a liner under an intracoronal composite restoration, NeoLINER LC may be placed after etching and bonding, prior to composite resin placement.

Twice as much calcium release as compared to TheraCal LC 

Higher flexural strength than TheraCal LC

Higher compressive strength than TheraCal LC

Bioactive – the MTA-driven continuous high calcium release in combination with high pH promotes hydroxyapatite formation

High pH has antimicrobial properties to support healing

Helps protect against hypersensitivity

Insoluble and moisture tolerant

Compatible with all etching and bonding techniques

Compatible with NeoPUTTY and NeoMTA 2 

Radiopaque for easy post-operative assessment

Yes, NeoLINER LC is radiopaque and has a radiopacity similar to TheraCal LC and other commonly used liners and dental composites.