Bonding to tooth structure presents many challenges including the determination of the proper conditions for starting the bonding protocol. The tooth can be left too wet or too dry which could lead to debonding or post operative sensitivity. BondSaver and BondSaver D have been designed to aid in reaching the appropriate moisture level to provide an initial surface that allows an adhesive to reach its full potential.
BondSaver and BondSaver D provide an added benefit. Numerous sources have suggested bond strengths to dentin breakdown and fail over time due to the formation and infiltration of MMP’s (matrix metalloproteinases). BondSaver and BondSaver D have been formulated to limit the impact of MMPs thus helping ensure the long term integrity of the bonding system.
Principal Uses of BondSaver and BondSaver D
- Rewetting tooth surface prior to bonding
- Preventing bond degradation
BondSaver versus BondSaver D
BondSaver has been formulated to be used with self etch adhesives, glass ionomers, resin modified glass ionomers.
BondSaver D has been formulated to be used with total etch and selective etch adhesive systems along with the treatment of sensitivity resulting from exposed dentin.
|Self Etch Adhesives||Total Etch Adhesives|
|Glass Ionomers||Selective Etch Adhesives|
|Resin Modified Glass Ionomers||Desensitization of Exposed Dentin Crown Preparations|