10 Best Dental Bonding Agents

List Updated November 2020

Bestselling Dental Bonding Agents in 2020


Kerr 33381 OptiBond All-in-One Single Component Self-Etch Dental Adhesive Bonding Agent Bottle Kit with Unidose Sample

Kerr 33381 OptiBond All-in-One Single Component Self-Etch Dental Adhesive Bonding Agent Bottle Kit with Unidose Sample
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Contains 1 Bottle of Adhesive (5 ml), 3 Unidose Devices (0.18 ml each), 50 Kerr Applicators, 25 Disposable Mixing Wells, Directions and Technique Card
  • Simplified process. Etching, priming and bonding are captured in one material. Not mixing
  • Exceptional bond strength. Unique Nano etching process provides the highest dental bonding strengths to both dentin and enamel for seventh-generation, self-etch adhesives
  • Direct/indirect use. Excellent dental adhesive for enamel, dentin, porcelain and ceramics
  • Ternary solvent system. Three solvents provide enhanced shelf-life stability and effective enamel etching for long-term bond performance you can count on

Kerr 35266 OptiBond FL Light-Cure Total-Etch Dental Adhesive Bonding Agent Bottle #2, 8 mL Volume

Kerr 35266 OptiBond FL Light-Cure Total-Etch Dental Adhesive Bonding Agent Bottle #2, 8 mL Volume
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020

Kerr 35265 OptiBond FL Light-Cure Total-Etch Dental Adhesive Bonding Agent Bottle #1, 8 mL Volume

Kerr 35265 OptiBond FL Light-Cure Total-Etch Dental Adhesive Bonding Agent Bottle #1, 8 mL Volume
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Versatile. Two-bottle primer/adhesive for all direct restorations and indirect core buildup
  • Simple and reliable. One coat primer. One coat adhesive. Wet or dry
  • Unique structural adhesive. 48% fill load delivers superior bond strength
  • Patient-friendly. Virtually eliminates postoperative sensitivity for patients
  • Proven long-term performance. The gold standard in dental adhesive products after more than a decade on the market

KaVo Kerr 35106 Optibond XTR Bonding Agent Bottle Kit

KaVo Kerr 35106 Optibond XTR Bonding Agent Bottle Kit
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Outstanding bond strengths to dentin and enamel
  • Self-etch adhesive
  • A true universal dental adhesive eliminates the need for multiple bonding agents
  • Dependable clinical performance and reliability

Kerr 35107 OptiBond XTR Self-Etch/Light-Cure Universal Dental Adhesive Bonding Agent Bottle Primer Refill

Kerr 35107 OptiBond XTR Self-Etch/Light-Cure Universal Dental Adhesive Bonding Agent Bottle Primer Refill
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Includes self-etching primer (5 ml) and directions for use
  • Outstanding bond strengths to dentin and enamel. Extraordinary performance for long-lasting restorations, enhanced marginal integrity, and reduced micro-leakage
  • Self-etch adhesive. Minimizes post-operative sensitivity, maximizes patient comfort
  • Direct and indirect restorations. A true universal dental adhesive eliminates the need for multiple bonding agents
  • Proven OptiBond Technology. Dependable clinical performance and reliability

House Brand 3D-JB 3D Dental Joy-Bond 7 mL

House Brand 3D-JB 3D Dental Joy-Bond 7 mL
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • 5Th generation adhesive incorporates aspects of both a primer and a bonding resin in a single bottle
  • Designed to bond composites and compomers to dentin and enamel as well as treated amalgam, metal and ceramic surfaces
  • Single component, multi-use adhesive

3D Dental JB Joy-Bond Adhesive, 7 mL Bottle

3D Dental JB Joy-Bond Adhesive, 7 mL Bottle
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • 5th generation adhesive incorporates aspects of both a primer and a bonding resin in a single bottle
  • Designed to bond composites and compomers to dentin and enamel as well as treated amalgam, metal and ceramic surfaces
  • Single component, multi-use adhesive
  • Suitable for use on moist dentin
  • 7ml bottle

Kerr 31297 Gel Etchant 37.5% Phosphoric Acid Gel Bonding Agent Refill (Pack of 30)

Kerr 31297 Gel Etchant 37.5% Phosphoric Acid Gel Bonding Agent Refill (Pack of 30)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Perfect viscosity - stays where you place it
  • Not separation - delivery is always clean and easy
  • Vibrant purple color - highly visible
  • Rinses clean with minimum effort, easy to use
  • Contains: 3 syringes (3 g each) 30 dispensing tips (disposable) refill

400 PCS Disposable Micro Applicators Brush for Makeup and Personal Care (Head Diameter: 2.0mm)- 4 X 100 PCS

400 PCS Disposable Micro Applicators Brush for Makeup and Personal Care (Head Diameter: 2.0mm)- 4 X 100 PCS
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Product material: Plastic + fiber.Not suitable for solvent model glues
  • Total length: 4'' / 10cm. Head diameter: 2.0mm, Middle size. Individually package:100 pcs * 4 pkg.
  • Disposable makeup tools, non-linting, clean and sanitary.
  • Great for eyelash extension graft / removal, nail art, painting, crafting projects, dental applications, etc.
  • Great for multiple uses including cleaning in small areas or "hard to get to places" on some equipment.

Denu Bond Dental Adhesive Bonding Agent 5 ML Dentin Enamel Works Adper Optibond

Denu Bond Dental Adhesive Bonding Agent 5 ML Dentin Enamel Works Adper Optibond
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020

Pain After Dental Treatment

Teeth with new fillings, crowns, and root canal treatment may develop pain due to the original decay, trauma, the filling material, bonding agents or technique. The pain may subside in a few days, weeks or not at all.

Undoubtedly, dentists may lose the trust of some patients as a result of post operative pain - pain that may occur after the routine restoration of a tooth with a filling, crown or root canal treatment. Patients question the cause of post operative pain and who or what is responsible.

A short histology lesson will aid in understanding dental pain. A tooth is made of three layers. The outside of the tooth is enamel. Enamel is a very hard glassy material that is resistant to chemicals and abrasion. Enamel does not feel sensations like pain. People loose enamel by abrasion or grinding by eating coarse food such as natural grain with a high sand or husk content, or by grinding the teeth together (dentists call tooth grinding bruxing.)

Inside the enamel is the dentin. Dentin is not as hard as enamel due to the presence of very small tubes that run the width of the dentin and normally contain parts of sensory cells or nerve endings. Dentin is not resistant to abrasion and decay. Additionally, exposed dentin can be very sensitive. Exposed dentin is easy to treat with a variety of agents, toothpastes and dental bonding.

The inner layer of the tooth is the pulp. The pulp resides inside the root canal. Root canal treatment involves removing the pulp and replacing it with a filling. The pulp consists of the dental nerve and blood vessels. Normally, about a quarter of an inch or more of dentin and enamel protects the pulp. When accident or decay exposes the pulp, or trauma injures the pulp as when a baseball hits a tooth, the pulp usually dies causing pain and infection.

Teeth need restoration (fillings, crowns, etc.) for a variety of reasons. Often, the reason for the restoration determines the likelihood of post operative pain. For example, deep decay that approaches the pulp may allow bacteria to enter the pulp causing infection and pain later.

Another common reason for restoring a tooth is when trauma breaks a tooth. It is not always possible to anticipate the death of the pulp due to an accident. When the dentist rebuilds a tooth broken in an accident, the pulp may die causing the tooth to become uncomfortable later.

Teeth with deep decay and traumatic injury may feel fine before treatment and become painful later. When the pulp dies from trauma or infection, the only treatment the dentist can offer is extraction or root canal treatment.

Sometimes, dental treatment will irritate the tooth or the area around the tooth. Dental drills rotate at several thousand to several hundred thousand rpm's (rotations per minute). Friction from the fast moving drill bit creates frictional heat that can damage the pulp. That is why high speed dental drills spray water on the tooth as they work. Even so, there might be an increase in the temperature of the pulp. That temperature increase may cause mild to moderate pain as the tooth recovers over the next few days or weeks. A pulp that is in borderline health from trauma or infection may instead die days, weeks, or even years later.

The materials that dentists use to repair teeth might damage the pulp temporarily or permanently. Bonding is beneficial when teeth have cavities or to change the appearance of teeth. Dentists use many acidic chemicals and reagents to bond crowns and fillings to teeth. The same agents that are so beneficial are also irritating to the pulp. There have even been materials that cause transient to permanent pain.

The way dentists use materials may cause pain. Tooth colored filling material, composite, is a melange' of plastic and ground glass or ceramic. Most modern composites set with exposure to light. Composite shrinks as it sets, and it only sets to the depth that light penetrates. A dentist might try to fill a tooth with a mass of composite that is too thick. As it sets, the shrinking filling stresses or even cracks the tooth which causes pain. Additionally, unset composite inside the restoration will irritate the pulp. Dentists learn to build composite restorations in layers to prevent pain and irritation. Obviously, this technique will take more time than filling a cavity all at once.

Silver and gold restorations conduct temperature changes rapidly to the pulp. Usually, this condition improves in up to a few weeks. Porcelain and composite restorations are less likely to conduct temperature changes as well.

Fillings, crowns and bridge work may not line up perfectly with the other teeth. The dentist and patient can have difficulty sensing the misalignment due to the effects of anesthesia. After a few days, intense pressure from the resulting bite may injure the ligament that holds the tooth or teeth into the bone. The dentist will recognize the symptoms of the high restoration: pain with biting and sensitivity to cold. Easily remedied, the dentist smooths the high spot with the drill and the pain and sensitivity subsides in a few days.

Root canal treatment removes the pulp or what is left of it from the tooth. In most cases that removes all sensation from the tooth. The same infection that damages the pulp affects the surrounding structures; root canal treatment may irritate the surrounding structures, too. Another way that root canal treatment may cause pain is that the root canal filling may be long and stick out of the root of the tooth, or the filling in the visible part of the tooth might by too high. Finally, a possible cause of pulpal death and a possible bad outcome of root canal treatment is the splitting of the tooth root.

It is impossible to repair a tooth with a split root. Other root canal related pain is correctable with treatment.

Teeth with new fillings, crowns, and root canal treatment may develop pain due to the original decay, trauma, the filling material, bonding agents or technique. The pain may subside in a few days, weeks or not at all. If your recently treated tooth develops pain, return to your dentist for evaluation and treatment in two to ten days.

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