Q: How should the surface of the repair be prepared?
A: Roughen ceramic and metal surfaces to be repaired using a microabrasion system with 50µm aluminum oxide particles. Alternatively (although less effective), use a diamond bur.
Q: When should I use Porcelain Etch and Silane?
A: 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.
Q: Will the Porcelain Etch stain composites or resin cements?
A: No, Porcelain Etch is a predictable, stain-free chemistry designed to give high visibility without discolouring materials.
Q: Can Porcelain Etch be used intraorally?
A: 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.
Q: What substrates does Peak Universal Bond adhesive adhere to?
A: Like its name implies, Peak Universal Bond adhesive is truly a universal bonding agent. It provides excellent bond strengths on dentin, enamel, composite, metal, porcelain, and zirconia.
Q: Can I use a chlorhexidine product like Consepsis™ antibacterial solution in conjunction with Peak Universal Bond adhesive?
A: Yes, but the appropriate time to use it will depend on the technique you use. If you’re using a self-etch technique, apply the chlorhexidine before etching. If you’re using a total-etch technique, apply chlorhexidine after the etchant has been rinsed and before Peak Universal Bond adhesive is placed.