Etch&Rinse

Self-Etch

Selective Enamel Etching
Optimized with Calibra Ceram cement
There's no need to apply an activator when Prime&Bond universal™ is used with Calibra Ceram cement. With high bond strength and easy gel cleanup, this is the ideal combination of all ceramic restorations.
Most adhesives are comparatively hydrophobic, tending to separate from water. Uniform coverage on overly wet prepared surface is hard to achieve causing weakened bonds and potential post-operative sensitivity. If dentin is overly dried, collagen fibers can collapse and prevent effective sealing.

Prime&Bond universal™ overcomes the surface tension of water and spreads across dentin and into dentinal tubules to form an even and homogeneous layer. Upon air-drying, the solvent and water evaporate together, leaving a consistent coating of adhesive across the entire surface to ensure a strong bond.

The patented Active-Guard™ Technology in action
Adhesives are applied to 3 equal sized drops of water.

Prime&Bond universal™ breaks the surface tension of the water (swirling motoin) resulting in a even mixture.
*Disclaimer: All comparison videos are conducted under similar testing conditions. The displayed results may vary under different external conditions and operators.
Active moisture control on teeth
A drop of dyed adhesive is added to a drop of water on each tooth. Prime&Bond universal™ immediately breaks the surface tension of the water, allowing an even and uniform layer with full tooth coverage.

In contrast, the red colored adhesive and the color-free water remain separated in the comparison tests. Upon air drying, the water and solvent will evaporate, leaving an uneven adhesive layer on the prepared tooth surfaces, while Prime&Bond universal™ uniformly covers the whole surface without any gaps or voids.

Scotchbond Universal
iBond Universal
Prime&Bond active
*Disclaimer: All comparison videos are conducted under similar testing conditions. The displayed results may vary under different external conditions and operators.


Due to its optimized surface tension, Prime&Bond universal™ spreads into the depth of the tooth structures. This feature is particularly important in cases of over-dried dentin. When the dentin is over-dried (after etching), the collagen fibers collapse and stick together, forming a barrier which most adhesives cannot infiltrate properly. Prime&Bond universal™ actively spreads even through over-dried, collapsed collagen fibers to achieve a reliable bond.
Overdried dentin surface: Collagen fibers have collapsed. No formation of hybrid layer.
Overwet dentin surface: The adhesive did not penetrate the collagen network. No formation of hybrid layer.


Prime&Bond universal™ actively spreads even through over-dried, collapsed collagen fibers to achieve a reliable bond.

Singlebond Universal


Arrows point defects and gaps within the resin dentin interface produced on over-dried dentin.

Prime&BondUniversal


A well-formed hybrid layer and long resin-tags were observed.

Source: „SEM on over dried dentin“ Prof. Andre F. Reis, DDS, MS, Brazil

Active tubule/dentine penetration in action
These plastic plugs contain micro porousities. This demo shows the superior penetration skills of Prime&Bond universal™ and its ability to actively crawl into the tiniest nooks and crannies!
*Disclaimer: All comparison videos are conducted under similar testing conditions. The displayed results may vary under different external conditions and operators.
The optimized surface tension helps to actively wet all cavity surfaces. While other adhesives just sit where they have been applied, Prime&Bond universal™ evenly covers all cavity surfaces, reducing the risk of dry spots that can lead to post-operative sensitivity.
Single Bond Universal
Adhese Universal
iBond Universal
Prime&Bond universal™ Dentsply Sirona

*Disclaimer: All comparison videos are conducted under similar testing conditions. The displayed results may vary under different external conditions and operators.
Thick adhesives have a tendency to pool in the corners of the proximal box of a Class II. These adhesive pools show up as translucent areas on a radiograph, which can easily be misdiagnosed as a void, gap, or secondary decay, leading to unnecessary replacement. Thicker adhesives may also change crown prep geometry impacting crown fit. On the other hand, Prime&Bond universal™ self-levels to actively create a thin, uniform adhesive layer.
Film Thickness in µm

Source: „Film thickness evaluation“, Prof. Andre F. Reis, DDS, MS, PhD, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Clearfil Universal

Single Bond Universal

iBond Universal

Prime&Bond Universal
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