Monobond Etch & Prime

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Etch and silane in one easy step

Schaan, Liechtenstein – 9 March 2015

World's first self-etching glass-ceramic primer shortens the pretreatment of dental restorations.

Proper conditioning of the restoration bonding surface is a crucial part of the adhesive luting process. Conventionally, glass-ceramic restorations are conditioned by etching the contact surface with hydrofluoric acid and then applying a silane coupling agent.

Hydrofluoric acid etching, however, tends to be unpopular because of its toxic potential. Monobond  Etch & Prime is a single-component ceramic primer, which allows you to etch and silanate glass-ceramic surfaces in one easy working step. Due to the innovative blend of a new ceramic conditioner and a silane coupling agent in one liquid, only one product is needed to condition glass-ceramics. This effective combination significantly shortens the pretreatment of glass-ceramic restorations compared with conventional methods. It also makes the process easier to manage and reduces the risk of error. Nonetheless, the new primer generates a strong and durable bond.

Optimally matched
Monobond  Etch & Prime together with Adhese Universal, Variolink Esthetic and IPS e.max make up an unbeatable team in the fabrication of ceramic restorations. The products from Ivoclar Vivadent are optimally coordinated and enable successful processing and application.

Monobond® is a registered trademark of Ivoclar Vivadent AG.