Flexible range of applications
LuxaBond-Total Etch is the final component in DMG‘s product range for post-endodontic restorations. The adhesive system is also suitable for fixing inlays. Self-curing does more than just allow it to be used in areas that the light does not reach.
Even the unwanted premature curing of pools on the floor of the cavity (the »pooling effect«) can be avoided, as the curing can also be done entirely after insertion of the post. LuxaBond-Total Etch can generally be used with LuxaCoreZ-Dual for core build-up or for adhesive cementation of crowns and bridges with Vitique or PermaCem. In these cases, there is the option of curing it with light.
The pre-bonding that facilitates the superior bonding properties of the system is applied after separate etching of the enamel and the dentine. It ensures that the bonding mixture (consisting of components A and B) hardens very quickly after application to the tooth material. It means that a ready-made anchor layer is present even before the introduction of the restoration material. In addition, the pre-bonding allows a longer processing time for the bonding mixture, as its curing is only accelerated when it comes into contact with the pre-bond. For easy handling, the order of application is specified on the bottles, with color codes to indicate the bond components.