Zirconia – Alumina – Metal Primer
Z-Prime Plus is a single-component priming agent used to enhance adhesion between indirect restorative materials and composite resin cements.
Z-Prime Plus significantly enhances bond strengths to Zirconia, Alumina and Metal substrates more than any other surface primer on the market due to its unique combination of two active monomers, MDP, a phosphate monomer, and BPDM, a carboxylate monomer. This combination of primers gives Z-Prime Plus a synergistic effect resulting in its high bond strengths.
• Unparalleled bond strengths to Zirconia, Alumina and Metal restorations
• Compatible with light-cured and dual-cured resin luting cements
• Convenient, single bottle delivery offers ease of dispensing
• Versatility and durability with many different substrates
• Significantly enhances bond strengths of other resin cements*
Z-Prime Plus significantly enhances bond strengths to Zirconia, Alumina and Metal substrates more than any other surface primer on the market.
* Data on file. BISCO, Inc.
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What is Z-PRIME Plus?
Z-Prime Plus is a single-component priming agent designed to enhance adhesion between indirect restorative materials and resin cements. It is used as a surface treatment for zirconia, alumina, metal/alloy, composite, endodontic posts and intraoral repairs.
Is Z-PRIME Plus compatible with all resin cements?
Yes, Z-Prime Plus is compatible with all light-, dual- and self-cured cements from all manufacturers.
Is Z-PRIME Plus compatible with Glass Ionomers?
Z-Prime Plus does not increase bond strengths with Glass Ionomer Cements
What is the shelf life of Z-PRIME Plus?
Do I need to refrigerate Z-PRIME Plus?
No. Z-Prime Plus may be stored at room temperature.
Do I need to shake Z-PRIME Plus prior to use?
There is no need to shake the bottle, as Z-Prime Plus is always homogeneous.
Does Z-PRIME Plus affect the final seating of the restoration?
No, Z-Prime Plus has a film thickness of only 2 µm. Z-Prime Plus does not need to be light-cured.
After dispensing, how much time do I have to use the Z-PRIME Plus?
Z-PRIME Plus is a light sensitive material. Use Z-PRIME Plus immediately once it is dispensed in the mixing well or protect from ambient light.
If I apply the Z-PRIME Plus when I receive the case from the lab, how long can I wait to cement the restoration?
Z-PRIME Plus is good for up to 6 months after application to the restoration. You may apply Z-Prime Plus immediately after receipt from the laboratory.
Why does BISCO not recommend Z-PRIME Plus be used for Porcelain and Lithium Disilicate restorations?
Application of a pure silane coupling agent to glass ceramic surfaces provides a strong chemical bond that allows you to predictably bond resins to that surface. Application of Z-Prime Plus provides a strong chemical bond to all metals, zirconia, alumina and composite surfaces. One product cannot achieve high chemical bonds to all of these substrates. Materials that combine both these primers do not provide a chemical bond to glass ceramics, the only benefit of application of those materials is from substrate “wetting” effect.
How does BISCO recommend the Zirconia be treated prior to application of the Z-PRIME Plus?
Surface can be cleaned using one or more of the following options: pumice scrub, ultrasonic cleaning (with alcohol or acetone), steam cleaning, and/or light sandblasting using aluminum oxide (30-100 micron grit at 30-45 psi.)
How does BISCO recommend cleaning the Zirconia after try in?
A surface treated, pretreated/presealed with Z-Prime Plus may be cleaned after try-in by either application of phosphoric acid etchant or ultrasonic cleaning in an ethanol solvent for 2 minutes. See options below.
What protocol would BISCO recommend for:
Restoration comes from the lab sandblasted. Lab applies Z-Prime Plus OR office immediately applies Z-Prime Plus.
Dentist trys in restoration when patient comes in.
Clean surface of restoration with phosphoric acid, rinse with water and air dry (OR clean surface of restoration using ultrasonic cleaning in ethanol solvent for 2 minutes, rinse with water and air dry.)
Proceed with cementation using any resin cement.