Two-Year Follow-Up of Self-Etching Ceramic Primer as Surface Treatment for Feldspathic Veneers: a Clinical Case Review

Nascimento, A.R.; Mantovani, M.B.; Mendonça, L.; Vesselovcz, J.; Pacheco, R.R.; Pini, N.P.; Sundfeld, D.

Operative Dentistry 46(2): 126-135


ISSN/ISBN: 1559-2863
PMID: 34192329
Accession: 079249356

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The two-step approach of applying hydrofluoric acid followed by silane is deemed the gold-standard surface treatment protocol before bonding to glass ceramics. Given hydrofluoric acid is a toxic conditioning agent and with the intention to simplify this step, the dental company Ivoclar Vivadent (Schaan, Lietchtenstein) released a self-etching ceramic primer, Monobond Etch & Prime in 2015, claiming that hydrofluoric acid and silane application would no longer be required prior to luting glass ceramics. Therefore, this clinical case report and retrospective analysis describes the replacement of unsatisfactory anterior veneers due to clinical failures for new feldspathic glass ceramic veneers, using the aforementioned self-etching ceramic primer. After two years, feldspathic glass ceramics presented satisfying clinical performance with absence of debonding, tooth sensitivity, recurrent carious lesions, or marginal infiltration.