Instructions for Use (IFU)
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from the date of purchase, when operated according to the operating instructions included with
the product, (i) conform in all material respects to the specifications set forth in Ultradent's
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Ultradent will either repair or replace defective products, in its sole discretion, that fall under this warranty. In no event shall Ultradent's liability for the product exceed the purchase price paid by the purchaser. Under no circumstances shall Ultradent be liable for any indirect, incidental, foreseen, unforeseen, special, or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with the use of this product.
Ultradent 90-second Porcelain Etch is used to etch porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and fractured dental porcelain. Ultradent 60-second Silane is used after hydrofluoric acid etching to prepare the surface for bonding resin.
Studies have demonstrated that Silane, when used with Porcelain Etch and a quality bonding resin, yields the highest bond strength to porcelain when compared with other porcelain bonding products.1 Both Porcelain Etch and Silane may be used intraorally or extraorally.
- Porcelain Etch is a viscous, buffered 9% hydrofluoric acid
- Etch is easy to control and place
- Will not stain composite or resin cement
- Silane is a single-component solution
- Yields highest porcelain-to-resin bond strengths1
- Porcelain Etch and Silane may also be used on lithium disilicate (IPS e.max®2 ) restorations
Viscous, Buffered 9% Hydrofluoric Acid
Porcelain Etch is a buffered, gelled hydrolic acid designed specifically to etch fractured dental porcelain and etching porcelain veneers, crowns, or inlays. It can also be used for etching porcelain crowns before bonding orthodontic brackets. It is buffered and gelled to minimize any irritation that could occur from the hydrofluoric acid vapor.
Etch is Easy to Control and Place
Porcelain Etch features a high visibility yellow hue so you can see exactly where it is placed. It is also viscous enough to stay where you place it.
Designed to Work Together
Porcelain Etch and Silane are designed to be used together when etching porcelain to provide high porcelain-to-resin bond strengths. When used with a high-quality bonding resin, Porcelain Etch and Silane can produce one of the highest porcelain-to-resin bond strengths compared to other porcelain bonding products.1
Porcelain Surface Before and After Porcelain Etch
Preparing the Porcelain
See Instructions for Use for complete instructions, warnings, and precautions.
Frequently Asked Questions
When should I use Porcelain Etch and Silane?
Porcelain Etch and Silane can be used for etching porcelain, lithium disilicate, lithium silicate and other silica-based materials. It is not indicated for use with zirconia.
Will the Porcelain Etch stain composites or resin cements?
No, Porcelain Etch is a predictable, stain-free chemistry designed to give high visibility without discoloring materials.
Can Porcelain Etch be used intraorally?
Yes! Porcelain Etch is ideal for use with intraoral porcelain etching, but a rubber dam or EtchArrest must be used to protect nearby tissue and restorations.
Research & Studies
Repairing fractured porcelain: how surface preparation affects shear force resistance.
Pameijer CH, Louw NP, Fischer D. Repairing fractured porcelain: how surface preparation affects shear force resistance. J Amer Dent Assoc. 1996;127(2):203-9.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8682989 – Pameijer CH, Louw NP, Fischer D.
- Pameijer CH, Louw NP, Fischer D. Repairing fractured porcelain: how surface preparation affects shear force resistance. J Amer Dent Assoc. 1996;127(2):203-9.
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