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Bonding Agent Corner

Questions and Answers on Bonding Agents

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Bonding Agent Webinars

Dr. John M. Powers discusses the different types of bonding agents, the pros and cons of the available techniques, properties of bonding agents and answers important questions in this two-part webinar.
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This issue of THE DENTAL ADVISOR reports on universal bonding agents.

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Self-etching Bonding Agents

This issue of THE DENTAL ADVISOR reports on the characteristics and properties of 6th- and 7th-generation bonding agents and recommends the best products.

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7th-generation Bonding Agents

This issue of the THE DENTAL ADVISOR addresses clinically relevant issues with the use of 7th-generation bonding agents, and reports on characteristics, clinical tips, ideal features, and advantages and disadvantages. Sixteen 7th-generation bonding agents are compared.

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Clinician's Technique Guide

Guidelines for Use of Bonding Agents

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Bonding Agents - Characteristics

This table summarizes the characteristics of five generations of bonding agents. View the Table.

 

Bonding Agents - Recommended Applications

This table summarizes the recommended applications of nine types of bonding agents. View the Table.

 

Bonding Agents - Summary of Steps

This table summarizes steps for manipulation of nine types of bonding agents. View the Table.

 

Translating The Science

Bonding 101

John M. Powers, Ph.D., John W. Farah, D.D.S., Ph.D., Lori Brown, D.D.S., Brent Kolb, D.D.S. This article provides basic information in a question and answer format on bonding to tooth structure.

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Translating The Science

7th-generation Bonding Agents

This report describes shear and tensile bond strength tests and compares bond strength data of 7th-generation bonding agents determined from these tests.

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7th-generation Bonding Agent

3M ESPE Adper Easy Bond is a 7th-generation, light-cured, self-etch bonding agent. It is recommended for bonding direct composite and compomer restorations, core build-ups, repair of porcelain fractures, dentin desensitization, and cementation of most indirect restorations (when used in conjunction with RelyX ARC). Read more.

 

7th-generation Bonding Agent

BeautiBond is a light-cured, self-etching, one component (7th-generation) bonding agent. Special features include dual adhesive monomers for bonding to enamel and dentin, single coat for shorter working time, and 5 um film thickness. Read more.

 

7th-generation Bonding Agent

BOND FORCE is a single-component (7th-generation), self-etching, fluoride-releasing bonding agent. It requires one application and a light curing time of 10 seconds. BOND FORCE contains Bis-GMA, HEMA, phosphoric acid monomers, and an alcohol solvent. It is supplied in a 5-ml bottle and 20 or 50, 0.1-ml unit-dose capsules. Read more.

 

7th-generation Bonding Agent (Dual-cured)

Futurabond DC is a dual-cured, self-etching bonding agent (7th-generation) that is reinforced with nano-particles. It is indicated for use with direct light-, dual- or self-cured composite restorations and core build-ups plus cementation of posts and indirect restorations (inlays, crowns and bridges) with light-, dual-, or self-cured resin composite cements. Read more.

 

7th-generation Bonding Agent

go! is a one-component (7th-generation), self-etching, light-cured adhesive for use on dentin and enamel. It contains 7% nano fillers and releases fluoride. It is indicated for direct filling restorations, composite repair of ceramic restorations, sealing exposed root surfaces, cavity sealing, core build-ups, and composite repair. Read more.

 

7th-generation Bonding Agent

OptiBond All-In-One is a 7th-generation bonding agent and is indicated for etching, priming, and bonding of enamel and dentin in a single step for both direct and indirect procedures. The manufacturer recommends the use of Maxcem or NX3 with indirect restorations whenever light accessibility is limited or absent. Read more.