Monday, April 19, 2010

Selectively Etch with Confidence with 3M™ ESPE™ Adper™ Easy Bond Self-Etch Adhesive


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Selectively Etch with Confidence with

3M™ ESPE™ Adper™ Easy Bond Self-Etch Adhesive

Dentists can selectively etch or apply in one coat based on tooth being restored

ST. PAUL, Minn. – (April 13, 2010) – Evidence continues to mount in favor of 3M ESPE’s simple and convenient adhesive, 3M™ ESPE™ Adper™ Easy Bond Self-Etch Adhesive. An analysis shows that the product’s chemical properties make it uniquely suited for dentists who prefer to “selectively” etch when using self-etch adhesives. Additionally, new data reinforces the product’s effectiveness in delivering long-term bond strength* on both dentin and enamel. Its short application time allows it to be placed in 35 seconds, reducing the risk of contamination, and the product also offers virtually no post-operative sensitivity.** With Adper Easy Bond adhesive, dentists are one bottle away from a strong, reliable bond to dentin and enamel.
Research shows that Adper Easy Bond adhesive is compatible with the selective etch technique, which some dentists use with self-etch adhesives, and is typically recommended for 7th generation materials when uncut enamel is involved. With some self-etch adhesives, using a separate etchant on dentin can actually decrease the bond strength to dentin and affect margin quality.[i],[ii] However, studies demonstrate that with Adper Easy Bond adhesive, if the dentin is inadvertently etched during the selective enamel etching process, the dentin bond strength is not adversely affected, even if it is dried.
Additionally, the product helps dentists reach the common goal of minimizing post-operative sensitivity. A recent field evaluation of more than 5,000 restorations placed using Adper Easy Bond adhesive found that post-operative sensitivity was reported in less than 0.5% of cases.
Furthermore, because the product can be placed in 35 seconds, it reduces the risk of contamination versus adhesives with longer application times. The product is simply applied for 20 seconds, dried for 5 seconds and light-cured for 10 seconds.
This new research clearly demonstrates that whether dentists use Adper Easy Bond adhesive in its simple one-bottle, one-coat process, or selectively etch in addition to applying Adper Easy Bond adhesive, they can achieve consistent results.
For more information, visit www.3MESPE.com/Adper or call 1-800-634-2249.


[i] Van Landuyt K., Kanumilli P., De Munck J., Peumans M., Lambrechts P., Van Meerbeek B. Bond Strength of a Mild Self-Etch Adhesive With and Without Prior Acid-Etching

[ii] Ikeda M., Tsubota K., Takamizawa T., Yoshida T., Miyazaki M., Platt JA. Bonding Durability of Single-Step Adhesives to Previously Acid-Etched Dentin

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