Rapid bond technology: Delivering fast-acting, long-lasting bonds

HATTERSHEIM AM MAIN, Germany: Kuraray Noritake Dental’s reputation as a pioneer in the field of dental adhesives is grounded in its development of the MDP monomer. Patented in 1981, the monomer was used two years later in the composite cement PANAVIA EX and has since formed the backbone of many other successful products. Now, the company has combined the original MDP monomer with hydrophilic amide monomers to create rapid bond technology that powers CLEARFIL Universal Bond Quick—a universal solution emblematic of Kuraray Noritake Dental’s history of success and commitment to innovation.

Bonding with CLEARFIL Universal Bond Quick is easy, efficient and delivers predictable clinical outcomes. (Image: Kuraray Noritake Dental)

Advances in modern dental bonding technology have resulted in a reduction in the number of components needed for total-etching and self-etching processes. However, the basic handling of these adhesives has, by and large, changed surprisingly little. Many adhesives require a shaking of the bottle before usage, extensive rubbing of the liquid and/or waiting for a period of time. Often the application of multiple layers is needed. A reliance on slow penetrating monomers means that, for traditional one-bottle adhesives, bonding to the challenging dentine substrate is a slow and technique-sensitive process.

Through the integration of newly developed amide monomers, rapid bond technology provides CLEARFIL Universal Bond Quick with excellent hydrophilic properties and the ability to penetrate the wet dentine fast and effectively. There is no need to wait after the application for air-drying before proceeding—this delay has been eliminated—and a tight and long-lasting seal of the cavity is established after light-curing. Bonding with CLEARFIL Universal Bond Quick is easy and efficient and comes with predictable clinical outcomes, thanks to rapid bond technology.

Impressively low water sorption

One of the most important indicators of long-term success in dentine bonding is the level of water sorption in the bond’s organic matrix. A high rate of water sorption has been clinically linked to the ongoing physical deterioration of bonds, which may lead to the development of secondary caries. For this reason, we have chosen to keep the HEMA content as low as possible.

CLEARFIL Universal Bond Quick creates a highly cross-linked polymer network owing to the amide monomers used in rapid bond technology. As a result, it demonstrates a relatively low rate of water sorption, meaning that these cross-linked polymers are more stable in the long term.

Aesthetic, effective bonds

Rapid bond technology does not just provide a basis for long-lasting bonding excellence. The thin film layer (5–10 μm) of CLEARFIL Universal Bond Quick delivers restorations a clear aesthetic appeal, and its densely cross-linked polymer network reinforces the stability of this outer layer and provides resistance to marginal discoloration.

By combining Kuraray Noritake Dental’s original MDP monomer with hydrophilic amide monomers, rapid bond technology is truly the engine that powers CLEARFIL Universal Bond Quick.

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