GLUMA Bond5 is the successor of our established GLUMA Comfort Bond – improved and updated. It forms a homogeneous hybrid layer for safe sealing and high bond strength, especially on enamel. It was developed for your comfort – in handling, performance and storage. No shaking is needed before the application. The taking is superior due to its perfect consistency that prevents dripping. GLUMA Bond5 can be stored at room temperature and is usable directly out of the bottle, without preparation time.
In GLUMA Bond5 you find the prerequisites for the stable and satisfying fixing of your restorations.
Source: R&D Kulzer, Wehrheim, Germany. Internal data. Data on file.
Adhesive layer green marked. Due to its optimized consistency, GLUMA Bond5 forms a homogenous layer – even on a microscopal scale.
Source: R&D Kulzer, Wehrheim.
The term total-etch is used for simultaneous etching of enamel and dentine – for example with phosphoric acid – to remove the smear layer and create microporosities for anchoring the adhesive. The etching always starts on the enamel, then the dentine is also involved. Enamel is etched for approximately 20–30 seconds, dentine for 15 seconds. Excessive etching can cause hypersensitivity and incomplete hybrid layers. The term “Total Etch” is especially used in the Anglo-American countries, also as a synonym for 5th generation etch and rinse two-step adhesives.
The number of applications performed depends on the size of restoration. Similar to GLUMA Self Etch around 180 drops can be taken from a bottle.
This term describes the following situation: The exposed collagen fibres still contain some water and do not dry out completely after etching. Blowing off only removes excess water. The water remaining in the interfibrillar crevices protects them protects them. Otherwise the collagen network can collaps which results in a reduction of penetration depth of the applied adhesive.
GLUMA Bond5 must not be stored in the fridge, it can generally be kept at a maximum of 25°C outside the fridge. Of course it can also be kept in the fridge.
Like every adhesive, GLUMA Bond5 contains solvent. Because GLUMA Bond5 is based on ethanol, the composition and effectiveness changes if the material has been dispensed for a longer period (more than 3 to 5 minutes). Close the bottle after use to avoid evaporation of ethanol.
Due to the evaporation of the ethanol around 3 to 5 minutes.
No, agitation is not intended and is not necessary.
Yes, this is possible. GLUMA Bond5 can be used on both cut as well as uncut enamel, as the separate etching step is always conducted before applying GLUMA Bond5.
Yes, as the separate etching step is performed before applying GLUMA Bond5.
Yes, GLUMA Bond5 contains all the active components. You can use any ethanol-resistant applicator.
Only one layer of GLUMA Bond5 has to be applied. Drying of this layer is very easy. The material remains stable in the cavity, no agitation is required.
Numerous studies lead to the recommendation of not using adhesives for this purpose. Kulzer does not recommend GLUMA Bond5 for direct capping of the pulp. It should be performed in the conventional way.