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How To Bond To Zirconia

To create a strong and durable bond to Zirconia products, we recommend using either of these products – Ivoclean and Monobond Plus or ZirClean and Z-Prime Plus — to clean and prepare the restoration prior to cementation.

Ivoclean and Monobond Plus
From Ivoclar Vivadent

After try-in, rinse and dry restoration. Apply Ivoclean to entire bonding surface of restoration using a brush or applicator. Let the Ivoclean react with the restoration for 20 seconds. Thoroughly rinse and dry. Apply Monobond Plus to entire surface with a brush or applicator. Let it react for 60 seconds then air dry remaining liquid. Now you’re ready for your cement.

Ivoclean, 5g, #637568, and Monobond Plus, 5g, #626221, can be purchased through your dental distributor of choice.

ZirClean and Z-Prime Plus
From Bisco

After try-in, rinse and dry restoration. Use supplied tips to cover the entire bonding surface of restoration. Allow to react in the restoration for 20 seconds. Thoroughly rinse and dry. Apply 1-2 coats of Z-Prime Plus with brush or applicator for 3-5 seconds. Air dry. Now you’re ready for your cement.

ZirClean, 5g, #B-7351P, and Z-Prime Plus, 4ml, #B-6001P, can be purchased directly from Bisco at 800.247.3368.

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PLEASE NOTE: For added predictability with non-retentive preps, you can also selectively etch the enamel with 37 percent phosphoric acid for 20 seconds, rinse. Apply a universal bonding agent to the entire prep and light cure. Now continue with your cementation.

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As a reminder, D&S Dental Zirconia product choices include our ZR-V, ZR and ZR Plus crowns along with Imagine and Lava Esthetic. ZR and ZR-V are the popular posterior choices, while Imagine and Lava Esthetic are the anterior choices. ZR Plus is an all-around choice that could be appropriate for anterior or posterior. It is the same strength as ZR and ZR-V but is more translucent. ZR is more translucent that ZR-V, which has solid color throughout. We’ve found that Imagine is typically better for shades A3, A4, Cs and Ds. Lava Esthetic is typically better for shades A1, A2, B1 and B2.