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 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.
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
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.
Resin-Based Cements: Guidelines for Optimal Adhesion
Optimizing Implant Esthetics with Resin Cement by Dr. Joseph Kim
My Finest Case
Indirect Bonding with Ease and Peace of Mind by Dr. Sam Simos
My Finest Case
A Cement That Provides the Dentist, Staff and Patient with a successful outcome by Dr. Hugh Flax
Catapult Product Review by Dr. Hugh Flax
Establishing a Bonding Protocol by Dr. Sam Simos
Bisco's Duo-Link Universal Kit provides strong and durable indirect cementation in one easy-to-use kit
Dental Advisor 2014 Preferred Product
Dental Product Shopper Evaluation
To submit a question regarding BISCO products, please click here.
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?
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.