Whatever the material, whatever the patient’s situation, one bottle of adhesive takes you through indications of direct and indirect restorations with amazing adhesion. Safely and easily.
|Features||iBOND Total Etch||iBOND Universal|
|Etch&Rinse, Selective Etch, Self Etch||Only etch&rinse||X|
|Compatible with Self-, Dual - and Light Cure Materials without activator||X||X|
|Bonding to silica based ceramics without primer||-||-*|
|Bonding to ZrO2 and metal without primer||-||X|
|*in combination with a LC resin cement||*with a ceramic primer|
Repairs help preserve sound tooth structure and prove to be a safe and effective procedure that can save time and money with relatively minor effort. iBOND Universal is ideal for intraoral repairs.
Localised restoration defects, such as fractures and chippings, often still result in the replacement of the total restoration. Yet, recent clinical studies show that repairs are a state-of-the-art treatment of localised restoration defects.
They help preserve sound tooth tissue and prolong the restoration lifecycle, as every replacement destroys more sound tooth structure.
The intelligent formula of iBOND Universal contains MDP and provides instant and reliable bond strength. Scientists from Europe and Japan have cooperated in order to equip our clients with a bonding that combines the best of two worlds. The different components interact to allow effective etching, good penetration into the dentinal tubules, durable and consistent bond strength as well as optimal bonding to ceramic, metal and tooth surface.
After three years, the palatal wall of tooth 16 fractured. A rubber dam was therefore applied for isolation.
The fractured tooth and lithium disilicate surfaces were then roughened using a coarse diamond bur.
Afterwards, the tooth and the lithium disilicate surfaces were etched and cleaned using phosphoric acid (iBOND Etch 35 Gel), and rinsed with water.
The lithium disilicate surfaces were then silanised with iBOND Ceramic Primer. When doing so, it is important not to touch the dentine surface with the primer. The primer was air-dried after 20 seconds.
In the next step, iBOND Universal was applied to the tooth surface and the lithium disilicate. After 20 seconds of active application, the adhesive was air-dried until the adhesive layer no longer moved. The adhesive was then lightcured for 10 seconds.
Finally, the fractured palatal tooth wall was built up in three increments using Venus Pearl. The restorations were then finished and polished.
For which indications can iBOND Universal be used?
It can be used for the bonding of direct restorations for all cavity classes (Black) using light-curing, dual-curing or self-curing methacrylate based composites / compomers.
Furthermore it can be used for the bonding of light-cure, dual-cure or self-curing core build-up materials. Hypersensitive teeth can be sealed, as well as prepared tooth prior to the placement of amalgam. The sealing of core preparations can also be performed prior to the temporary cementation of indirect restorations (according to the immediate dentine sealing technique).
It also allows for the bonding of fissure sealants. Additionally it can be used for the cementation of indirect restorations with light-cure, dual-cure or self-curing adhesive resin cements. Last but not least, iBOND Universal enables dentists to perform intra-oral repairs to composite and compomer restorations, porcelain fused to metal, all ceramic, as well as metal restorations.
What is the advantage of acetone used in iBOND Universal?
Acetone acts as a water chaser and enables a fast and secure evaporation of water, which is required for a durable and consistent bonding system.
Water is always present during cavity preparation and is also an important component in adhesives to achieving efficient etching of the tooth. After application and etching, both the water and solvent have to be optimally removed to enable efficient adhesive layer polymerisation throughout the light curing process.
Acetone as a solvent, with very high air pressure, supports this evaporation process. Therefore this acetone/water system ensures an optimal polymerisation result and thereby maximising bond strength.
What is “moisture control”?
The “moisture control”- system of our unique formula ensures a fast and reliable evaporation of water due to the usage of acetone as the solvent.
What is special about iBOND Universal compared to competitors so called ‘universal’ products?
iBOND Universal can be used in the self-etch, selective etch or total-etch technique. This enables the dental practitioner to use his preferred etching technique. iBOND Universal is compatible to self-, dual- and light- curing materials.
iBOND Universal can be used for bonding of direct and indirect restorations with different surfaces (e.g. silicate ceramics*, zirconia, precious and non-precious alloys and composites.) *also use iBOND Ceramic Primer.
Why is it difficult to compare ‘universal’ adhesives?
Every manufacturer has a different understanding/definition of ”universal” features.
Our definition: iBOND Universal offers the choice between different bonding techniques, ensuring the compatibility to light-, self- and dual-curing materials without the need of a dual cure activator, bonding of composites/compomers, ceramics*, non-precious metals and precious metals, while having just one liquid for a broad range of indications. *also use iBOND Ceramic Primer.
What etching techniques can be used with iBOND Universal?
iBOND Universal can be used with selective enamel etch, self-etch or total etch technique.
To which kind of material is iBOND Universal compatible?
iBOND Universal is compatible to most dental materials. It is compatible with light-, self- and dual-cure materials without the need of a dual-cure activator.
Which surfaces can be bonded with iBOND Universal?
iBOND Universal can bond to the following surfaces: zirconia, precious and non-precious alloys as well as composites/compomers. To bond and repair silicate ceramics, apply iBOND Ceramic Primer.
What is the pH of iBOND Universal?
The pH value of iBOND Universal is 1.6 – 1.8.
For which material does iBOND Universal require a primer?
iBOND Universal requires iBOND Ceramic Primer on silicate / glass ceramics.
Why is a primer for silicate/glass ceramic required?
The adhesive monomer that is necessary to securely bind with silicate substrates is not stable in acidic solutions like iBOND Universal. This is why a separate primer is required.
Can I buy the ceramic primer separately?
Yes, iBOND Ceramic Primer (1x4ml) is available as a refill: (article code: 66061416)
Can I use an etchant prior to the application of iBOND Universal?
Yes, you can. iBOND Universal can be used in the selective enamel etch or total etch technique, as well as its use in the self-etch mode.
What are the advantages of the new dropper?
With our drop control system, you apply just as much bonding agent as is required. The notched bottle design economises on the output of bonding agent and allows an efficient, controlled application of the adhesive.
How many applications can be covered with a bottle of iBOND Universal (4ml)?
The amount of single drops goes up to 220 per 4ml bottle
How much material is inside a single dose?
The amount of iBOND Universal within a single dose is 0.15ml.
What is the film thickness?
iBOND Universal forms an adhesive layer with a film thickness of approx. 5-10µm.
Can I use iBOND Universal to treat hypersensitive teeth?
Yes, you can seal hypersensitive teeth with iBOND Universal. The desensitising effect comes from the complete sealing of the tooth by the adhesive, as well as our monomer formula.
How long can the bottle remain open?
We recommend screwing the bottle top back on to the bottle immediately after use. This is to prevent the evaporation of the iBOND Universal solvent within the bottle.
How should iBOND Universal be stored?
iBOND Universal can be conveniently stored at room temperature <25°C and in a standing position.
What is the time required to apply iBOND Universal?
Depending on the etching technique, iBOND Universal should not require more than 35s for the self-etch- and no more than about 90s for the total etch- or selective enamel etching technique.
Does iBOND Universal need to be light-cured?
Yes, the curing time is only 10s.
Does iBOND Universal need to be shaken before use?
There is no need to shake iBOND Universal prior to use.
How long do I need to air-dry iBOND Universal?
The dentist needs to completely evaporate the solvent (acetone) to ensure the best adhesion possible. Air-drying needs to continue until the adhesive layer does not move any longer under the air pressure. Air-drying should always be applied from the outer parts of the cavity. Then gradually air-dry towards the centre of the cavity with increasing strength. The adhesive layer cannot be over-dried. It is better to exceed the air-drying time than risk under drying.
How much adhesive do I need for a cavity?
Apply a sufficient amount of adhesive to cover the entire cavity. Make sure iBOND Universal adhesive completely covers the corners, as well as relatively inaccessible areas of the tooth preparation. Ensure that all cavity margins are effectively covered with the iBOND Universal adhesive.
After air-drying the entire cavity, the adhesive layer should look 100% glossy. If this is not the case and there are ‘matt’ patches, apply a second layer, following the same application procedure.
How do you apply iBOND Universal?
To ensure optimum adhesion, iBOND Universal needs to be painted onto the tooth, then gently rubbed for 20s.
Why does iBOND Universal need to be gently rubbed throughout application?
The tooth conditioning ingredients (monomers) need to come in contact with the tooth surface for the demineralisation, as well as priming and bonding to take effect. The continual rubbing motion pushes fresh monomers to the tooth surface, ensuring an excellent marginal seal combined with a high bond strength.
How long does it take to light cure iBOND Universal and what should the dentist look out for?
iBOND Universal requires 10s of light-curing using a conventional curing lamp (> 500 mW/cm2, wavelength range 440- 480 nm).
Regularly check the emitted intensity of the light curing unit. Also check the correct positioning of your light tip (as close and direct as possible, without touching the adhesive/restorative/tooth surface). We recommend the wearing of appropriate orange safety glasses to avoid eye damage from the blue light. The safety glasses will allow you to see that the tip is in the correct position throughout the curing process.
Is iBOND Universal radiopaque?
No. Radiopacity is not applicable with a maximum film thickness of 10 µm. It is impossible to detect such thin layers by x-ray.
What makes iBOND Universal compatible with self-cure materials?
Compatibility to self-cure materials is attained, due to our optimised initiator system. The optimal water/solvent evaporation, due to the acetone ingredient, additionally supports self-cure compatibility.
Why does iBOND Universal contain 4-META and MDP as adhesive monomers?
From our long lasting experience, 4-META exhibits optimal wetting behaviour of tooth hard tissue and thereby supports homogeneous film formation and reliable bond strengths. Notably on dentine, 4-META is well documented to show extremely powerful adhesion.
The bond strength is additionally enhanced by MDP, as second adhesion promoter. MDP as chain-like monomer, has very good hydrophobic characteristics, making it highly effective especially on enamel, metal and oxide ceramics.
The balanced combination of the above adhesion promoters gives the dentist a reliable bonding agent for optimal adhesion to the tooth.
Does sclerotic dentine need a special pre-treatment?
iBOND Universal can also be used on sclerotic dentine. We recommend its usage with the total etch technique. Sclerotic dentine is a harder substrate than normal dentine, therefore etching of the entire cavity, using phosphoric acid for 30s, is recommended.
What pre-treatment is necessary to the preparation, and/or tooth, when repairing a restoration?
Roughen the surface of the substrate to be repaired using a diamond bur or sandblasting. Rinse thoroughly and dry with an oil-free air flow. In case of silicate and glass ceramics, the restoration surface needs to be pre-treated with iBOND Ceramic Primer.
Follow this by applying iBOND Universal in a gentle rubbing motion for 20s, air-dry and light cure for 10s prior to application of the composite.
What is the benefit of using iBOND Ceramic Primer for intra-oral repair?
For the intra-oral repair of silicate ceramic surfaces, hydrofluoric acid (HF) is often used. Hydrofluoric acid is known to be hazardous and dangerous when used in the mouth and can burn soft tissue. When using iBOND Ceramic Primer, HF treatment is not required, as excellent adhesion is obtained.
Instructions for Use can be found on the Kulzer e-IFU portal.
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