Tried and True: All-Bond Universal

Published Date 06/21/2016

Successful dental bonding depends on 5 key elements: in-vivo efficacy without postoperative pain, marginal integrity, bond compatibility, long-term durability, and consistency of strength and adhesion. Dental bonding is a critical step for the success of both direct and indirect restorations. A dental bonding agent is a functional component for any dental restoration because it provides adhesion while sealing and maintaining structural integrity for lasting restorations. However, not all bonding agents are created equal—they incorporate different chemistries and a variety of application techniques.


For more than 30 years, BISCO has prided itself on listening to the needs of dental professionals, and with ALL-BOND UNIVERSAL, it has offered a product with a simple technique backed by excellent material science.


Bond Strength


BISCO describes ALL-BOND UNIVERSAL as having the ideal chemical balance, utilizing MDP monomers that result in the enhanced durability of the bond. These mildly acidic monomers are excellent for self-etching enamel and dentin, and they permeate easily through total-etched surfaces, forming thick hybrid layers with deep resin tags. The unique formulation of ALL-BOND UNIVERSAL creates high bond strengths to all indirect substrates.


John Gargiulo, DDS, who has been a fan of BISCO products for decades, said, “I have been using [ALL-BOND UNIVERSAL] since its introduction, and it is an easy-to-use, superior product. It is easy to apply, works well with superior bonding, and [has] minimal sensitivity.”


For Dr. Robert Margeas, speaker and educator, ALL-BOND UNIVERSAL makes the impossible possible. “I have always been a total-etch advocate and will etch enamel if it is present, but ALL-BOND UNIVERSAL has worked well in my practice for the cases when there is no enamel present, and I want to achieve a high bond strength to dentin.”


Etching Options


Many dentists are apprehensive about total etching of the dentin because of potential pulpal irritation from unsealed dentinal tubules or the physical paincausing irritation from phosphoric acid itself. Therefore, a “non-etch” approach to dentin bonding is often used. For direct composite restorations, the selective etch technique combines the best bonding to both tooth layers. The highest long-term bond strengths to enamel are gained after phosphoric acid etching, yet high long-term dentin bonding with lower sensitivity is achieved from a nonetch technique. According to Jack Griffin, DMD, “ALL-BOND UNIVERSAL is ideal to use with this technique.”


An Indespensible Adhesive


ALL-BOND UNIVERSAL is compatible with all light-cured, self-cured, and dual-cured resins, making it ideal for all direct and indirect restorations. It can also be used for desensitization, for intraoral repairs, or as a protective varnish for glass ionomer-based fillings. The versatility and single bottle delivery allow for worry-free application in wet/dry and moist conditions, making ALL-BOND UNIVERSAL an indispensable adhesive for any dental practice.


“Regardless of the etch technique used (no-etch, total-etch, or selective-etch), ALL-BOND UNIVERSAL excels. Likewise, its clinical performance with both direct and indirect restorations decreases the need for any other bonding system in the offi ce, reducing inventory while increasing efficiency. It is a truly comprehensive bonding system in a single bottle,” said Dr. Griffin.



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