Dental bonding agent is a type of adhesive that is used to bond dental restorative materials to the tooth structure. It is used in a variety of dental procedures such as filling cavities, placing inlays and onlays, and attaching orthodontic brackets.
There are several generations of dental bonding agents, each with its own unique properties and characteristics. They are generally classified into eight generations (1st, 2nd and 3rd are discontinued):
4th Generation: 3-step process consisting of separate components (etch, prime, and adhesive), they designed to be used in "etch-and-rinse" mode. By using these components individually, the process provides great control and increased assurance that each step has been properly completed. However, it is not the most time efficient option for the dentist and not the most comfortable for the patient.
5th Generation: 2-component process. Etch is separate, but the prime and bond have been combined into one step, they are designed to be used in "total-etch" mode. This type of bonding agent can be used in both direct and indirect restorations, and much time saver for both the dentists and the patient.
The 6th generation: 2-step process, where the etch and primer are together and the bonding agent is separate. They are designed to be used in "self-etch" mode, The self-etch primer is applied first and followed by the bond. This type of bonding have the ability to interact with the tooth structure in ways that enhance the bond strength and longevity.
7th Generation: 1-step process "all-in-one", include all necessary materials (acid, primer, and resin) into one bottle, eliminating the need for separate etching, rinsing, and mixing steps commonly required for light-cured products. It is the best time saver among all dental bonding agents generations.
8th Generation, also known as "all-in-one" or "one-step", utilizes polyfunctional adhesive monomers and highly functionalized SiO2 nanoparticles to enhance its bonding capabilities. These nanoparticles, measuring 20nm in diameter, aid in cross-linking the resin components and forming a thicker, more flexible adhesive layer. This can help reduce stress caused by polymerization shrinkage in resin composites.
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