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Adhese® Universal
The universal adhesive

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New formula now available in the VivaPen®

Adhese Universal is a single-component, light-cured universal adhesive for direct and indirect bonding procedures. It features compatibility with all etching techniques. The VivaPen® delivery form ensures fast and convenient application of the adhesive directly in the patient’s mouth. Material waste is kept to a minimum, which results in optimized cost-effectiveness.

Universal application

The new Adhese Universal is compatible with all etching techniques: self-etch, selective-enamel-etch and total-etch. Furthermore, it is suitable for direct and indirect bonding procedures.

X
Self-Etch
  • time-saving
  • reduces the risk of post operative sensitivity

One coat of Adhese Universal is agitated/scrubbed into the tooth surface for at least 20 seconds.

Dr R. Watzke, Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Schaan, 2014

X
Selective-Enamel-Etch
  • enhances adhesion to enamel
  • improves marginal seal

Etching of enamel only using phosphoric acid for 15-30 s is followed by the application of Adhese Universal to enamel and dentin for at least 20 seconds.

Dr A. Peschke, Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Schaan, 2014

X
Total-Etch
  • maximizes adhesion to enamel and dentin
  • improves marginal seal

Both enamel (15-30 seconds) and dentin (10 -15 seconds) are etched using phosphoric acid. Subsequently, Adhese Universal is scrubbed into the enamel and dentin for 20 seconds.

Dr A. Peschke, Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Schaan, 2013

High technique tolerance on wet and dry dentin

Adhese Universal works on wet and dry dentin surfaces. It combines hydrophylic and hydrophobic properties in one balanced formula. It is tolerant towards moisture and it effectively penetrates into the dentin tubules. The bond strength to dentin remains uncompromised, even after etching with phosphoric acid or after over-drying or over-wetting of the dentin surface.

  moist
  dry (5 sec)
  desiccated (10 sec)
MPa
60 — 50 — 40 — 30 — 20 — 10 — 0 —
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adhese® 
Universal
Peak Universal
Bond*
All-Bond ™ 
Universal*
Futurabond 
U*
Prime and Bond™ 
Elect*
Optibond ™ Solo*

* Not registered trademarks of Ivoclar Vivadent AG.
Source: Dr.  S. Singhal et. al., University at Buffalo, 2014

Consistently high shear bond strength

Using only a single layer of adhesive, consistently high bond strengths on enamel and dentin are achieved independent of the etching protocol employed.

Shear bond strength of Adhese® Universal (MPa / 24h)

 
38
35
Tetric EvoCeram® Bulk Fill
Total-etch technique
35
23
Tetric EvoCeram® Bulk Fill
Self-etch technique
28.4
27.9
Variolink® Esthetic after dual-curing*
Selective-Enamel-Etch
Direct bonding
Indirect bonding
Dentin
Enamel
*and 10,000 thermocycles. Source: R&D, Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Schaan, 2013-2015

Efficient delivery

Adhese Klick Adhese Füllstand Adhese Spitze
Click activation wets the flocked brush with the exact amount of adhesive needed per application.
Fill-level indicator –
for reliable visual control of the remaining amount of adhesive.* 

*Protective sleeve is required for intraoral use.
Snap-on flocked brush cannula for gentle application of the adhesive.

Almost three times more applications

Number of single-tooth applications per ml
VivaPen
conventional bottles
150 — 100 — 50 — 0 —
96
 
35
 
33
 
29
 
45
 
34
 
Adhese®
Universal
Scotchbond ™
Universal*
OptiBond ™
XTR*
Prime & Bond
elect ™*
All-Bond
Universal ™*
iBond ®
Self Etch*
* Not registered trademarks of Ivoclar Vivadent AG.
Source: Berndt & Partner, VivaPen Benchmarking Study, August 2013
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