Ivoclar Vivadent has launched Adhese Universal, a single-component, light-cured universal adhesive for direct and indirect bonding procedures. Compatible with all etching techniques, Adhese Universal establishes a strong bond to various types of restoratives.
Adhese Universal combines hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties and is tolerant to moisture and penetrates well into the dentinal tubules. Because Adhese Universal is moderately acidic, it is compatible with any etching technique'self-etch, selective-enamel-etch, or total-etch'and ensures an optimum bond between the tooth structure and the dental restorative.
The acetone-free, hydrophilic solvent contained in Adhese Universal ensures optimum wetting of the dentin and enamel which results in enhanced infiltration and optimal sealing of the dentinal tubules to prevent microleakage and associated postoperative sensitivity.
The ergonomically-designed VivaPen enables the adhesive to be delivered directly to the preparation in a fast and convenient manner with virtually no waste. The 2 mm of adhesive contained in the VivaPen are sufficient for approximately 190 single-tooth applications. Compared to conventional bottle delivery form, this amounts to almost 3 times more applications per mm, resulting in more cost-effective treatments.