Personally, I look for the science and the experience behind products before making changes that may affect my patients. That’s why I trusted Bisco Dental when they introduced their zirconia primer, Z-Prime Plus.
Z-Prime Plus is a single-component priming agent used to enhance adhesion between indirect restorative materials and composite resin cements. Z-Prime Plus significantly enhances bond strengths to zirconia, alumina and metal substrates. This is accomplished by its unique chemistry, which has a combination of two active monomers: MDP (a phosphate monomer) and BPDM (a carboxylate monomer). This combination of primers gives Z-Prime Plus a synergistic effect resulting in high bond strengths.
Z-Prime Plus is compatible with light-cured and dual-cured resin cements and is versatile with many different substrates. It comes in a convenient bottle delivery system that makes dispensing easy. Prior to application, it’s helpful to use a zirconia cleaning solution such as ZirClean. ZirClean is a cleaning gel designed for the non-abrasive cleaning of the bonding surfaces of zirconia (and other prosthetic restorations) after intraoral try-in. It helps to achieve reliable adhesive cementation results by removing the phosphate contamination of zirconia (as well as ceramic and metal restoration surfaces) that occurs during try-in. The combination of Z-Prime Plus and ZirClean has made delivery of my zirconia restorations easier and more predictable.
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