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Duo-Link Universal™

 
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Duo-Link Universal is an adhesive cement system that contains all the components needed for cementation of indirect restorations, including primers for restoration treatment.

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Duo-Link Universal Shade: Universal A-19030P

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Duo-Link Universal Adhesive Cementation System A-19620K More Details

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Duo-Link Universal Adhesive Cementation System

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1 Dual-Syringe Duo-Link Universal Shade: Universal (8g), 1 Bottle All-Bond Universal® (6ml), 1 Bottle Z-Prime™ Plus (2ml), 1 Bottle Porcelain Primer (3ml), Accessories, Instructions

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1 Dual-Syringe Dispenser (for use with dual-syringes) L-22020P

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Dual-Syringe Static Mixing Tip Refills (30) X-81252P

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Dual-Syringe Mixing Tips and Intraoral Tips (30) X-81257P

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Resin Luting Cement
Duo-Link Universal adhesive resin cement is specially formulated for cementation of ALL* indirect restorations. It is intended for use with adhesives designed for compatibility with all dental materials, including all BISCO adhesives.

Duo-Link Universal is compatible with all dental materials, however when coupled with BISCO’s All-Bond Universal® light-cured adhesive, Z-Prime™ Plus and Porcelain Primer it is the ultimate product combination for all indirect restorations. The Duo-Link Universal Kit is a comprehensive, easy to use kit that will help simplify product selection and procedures in your office.

Unique Benefits:

  • Easily identified on radiographs for quick and effective diagnosis
  • Ideal for all CAD/CAM restorations
  • Low film thickness ensures the restoration is completely seated
  • Available in two esthetic shades, Universal and Milky White
  • Auto-mix dual-syringe guarantees a perfect mix, easy placement and limited waste

Clinical Significance:

  • Formulated to allow for quick and easy removal of excess cement
  • Extremely high degree of conversion in both light- and self-cured modes ensures a strong, long lasting restoration

* It is recommended to use CHOICE™ 2 for veneer cementation.

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How To Bond All-ceramic Crowns

 Dr. Jack D. Griffin, Jr., uses Duo-Universal™ during the cementation of an indirect dental restoration.

 

Duo-Link Universal Kit Info

The Duo-Link Universal Kit is an adhesive cementation system designed to effectively address the cementation of all your indirect restorations for optimal performance and esthetics.

 

Duo-Link Universal Cement Info

Duo-Link Universal adhesive resin cement is specially formulated for cementation of all indirect restorations and provides all of the desired properties for universal cementation: high radiopacity, high mechanical strength, high bond strength, low film thickness and easy clean-up.

 

 
 
 

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What is DUO-LINK UNIVERSAL and what are the indications?
Duo-Link Universal is a dual-cured luting cement intended to be used with an adhesive system.

Duo-Link Universal is ideal for cementing all-ceramic/porcelain, metal, and composite restorations (inlays, onlays, crowns, bridges), as well as fiber and metal posts.

What advantages does DUO-LINK UNIVERSAL provide over other resin cements?

  • Extremely high degree of conversion in both light-cured and self-cured modes ensures maximum performance for any clinical situation.
  • Ultrafine filler particles make Duo-Link Universal extremely resistant to wear and staining.
  • High filler content of Duo-Link Universal increases strength.
  • Low film thickness ensures the restoration can be completely seated.
  • Auto-mix dual-syringe guarantees a perfect mix, and easy placement.

What is the shelf life of DUO-LINK UNIVERSAL?
2 years

Do I need to refrigerate DUO-LINK UNIVERSAL?
No. Duo-Link Universal may be stored at room temperature (20°C/68°F-25°C/77°F).

What is the working time of DUO-LINK UNIVERSAL?
Minimum 2 min. (includes mixing)

Can I use DUO-LINK UNIVERSAL to cement veneers?
Yes, however, BISCO recommends the use of a light-cured resin cement such as Choice™ 2 for veneer cementation. When placing thin veneers, it is preferable to use only light-activated resin cements. Light-only polymerized cements allow for longer working time, do not need to be mixed, have shorter finishing time, increased color stability, and longer shelf life.

What adhesive can I use with DUO-LINK UNIVERSAL?
Duo-Link Universal is intended for use with an adhesive. Some manufacturer's adhesives are too acidic to properly bond to self -& dual-cured resins. ALL BISCO manufactured adhesives are compatible with self- & dual-cured cements. If you are using an adhesive from a different manufacturer, please refer to their instructions for compatibility.

What is the best way to clean up DUO-LINK UNIVERSAL?
To aid in the removal of excess cement, initially light cure the margins for 2-3 seconds by waving the light over the restoration or remove excess cement prior to curing.

Do I need to pre-treat the surfaces of my indirect restorations?
Yes. Silane should be used to prime the surface of glass ceramics. Z-Prime™ Prime should be used to prime the surface of metals, composites, and Zirconia.

What is the possibility that I might see marginal discoloration?
In addition to proper marginal fit, the following should be taken into consideration:

  • We recommend that you do not use iron-containing hemostatic liquids with translucent all-ceramic crowns. A grayish tint may develop underneath the translucent restoration a few weeks after cementation. Do not use ferrous liquids at the impression appointment or seating appointment.
  • Hydrogen peroxide is a strong oxidizing agent that decomposes chemical initiating systems. Hydrogen peroxide is not easily removed from the tooth surface by a water spray. Typically, Amine and Peroxide are the two basic chemicals that make up a base and catalyst reaction in dental cements. The use of Hydrogen Peroxide should generally be avoided with all resin cements.
  • Contamination from saliva and crevicular fluids can be a major cause of discoloration. Use of a rubber dam, when possible, should be considered.

Is DUO-LINK UNIVERSAL compatible with pre-fabricated core build-up materials?
Yes. The surface of the core build-up material should be roughened. Use alcohol to clean and dry, apply an adhesive according to manufacturer instructions.

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