Defence against clinical variability

Zipbond Universal is a single component fluoride releasing universal adhesive, compatible with self etch, selective etch and total etch techniques. In the presence of varied tooth structure and an abundance of restorative choices, Zipbond Universal achieves reproducible and reliable bond strengths.

Consistent Bond Strengths

Zipbond Universal achieves successful bond strengths across dentine and enamel using self etch and total etch techniques.

Total etch is considered the best option for enamel only preparations2. Zipbond Universal has minimal fluctuation in bond strength using the total etch technique on enamel, demonstrating the ability to achieve predictable results in each use.

The heterogenous nature of dentine and variability in mineral and water content adds complexity to dentine bonding1. The carefully selected chemistry of Zipbond Universal overcomes the challenges associated with dentine bonding to provide strong and reproducible bond strengths in self etch and total tech techniques.

Select Zipbond Universal for consistent adhesion, predictable clinical outcomes and confidence in the interface between your patients tooth and restoration.

Wet and dry dentine bonding

Variation in surface moisture of dentine can affect bond strength2. Zipbond Universal achieves similar bond strengths when applied to wet and dry dentine, reducing technique sensitivity.

Even in situations where dentine has been over-dried, Zipbond Universal will still form a hybrid layer, further mitigating technique sensitivity.


Predictable bond strengths to indirect substrates

Zipbond Universal achieves high bond strengths to composite, ceramic, porcelain and metal substrates. Bond strength across indirect substrates is comparable, highlighting reliable adhesion for these restorative situations. Use Zipbond Universal, together with your preferred indirect restorative material, with confidence.

Proprietary combination of adhesive monomers

Zipbond Universal contains two adhesive monomers that work in harmony to deliver a durable and robust bond. A proprietary combination of monomers, including the MDP monomer, makes adhesion effective on enamel, dentine and a range of indirect substrates. The adhesive monomers contain hydrophilic and hydrophobic groups. Hydrophilic monomers quickly infiltrate into enamel and dentine tubules. Effective wettability is achieved as the adhesive spreads homogenously over the tooth surface, offering a complete seal of dentine tubules.

Upon curing, the hydrophobic monomers reduce the permeability of water to create a sound interface and strong interaction between tooth and substrate.

Effective hybridisation 

The hybrid layer is the main bonding mechanism of adhesive agents1. The adhesive monomers in Zipbond Universal diffuse effectively and evenly into the tooth surface and hybridisation is continuous across the prepared cavity. Dentine tubules are completely sealed in both self etch and total etch techniques, minimising the risk of post-operative sensitivity for the patient.



Exceptional control

Controlled handling, optimal film thickness and increased bond strength is achieved by the incorporation of nanofillers. Zipbond Universal is easy to apply in a homogenous thin layer. Indirect restorations can be seated with precision to deliver an unobstructed seal against the tooth.

Highly aesthetic

The adhesive is visible upon placement and virtually invisible on dentine after it is cured. It is ideal for use in aesthetic zones with bleach and translucent restorative materials.

Pleasant aroma

Zipbond Universal is mild in its aroma to support your patients comfort during restorative procedures. 

Fluoride releasing

‘The primary factor in the premature failure of moderate to large composite restorations is secondary decay at the margins of the restorations’3. Zipbond Universal is fluoride releasing to protect the tooth-restorative interface against demineralisation. An effective marginal seal that fights recurrent decay results in a longer lasting restoration.


Direct Applications 

  • Light cured composite restorations 
  • Light cured compomers 
  • Cavity sealing prior to placement of indirect restorations 
  • Composite repair of porcelain and hybrid ceramic restorations 
  • Sealing exposed root surfaces which are causing hypersensitivity 
  • Core build ups using light cure/dual cure composites 
  • Protective varnish for glass ionomer (GI) filling 

Indirect Applications 

  • Cementation indirect restorations 

* SDI internal data

^ ScotchbondTM Universal, ClearfillTM Universal Bond Quick, Adhese® Universal, Alumina, LavaTM Zirconia, Rexillium III, Wironit, Titanium Grade 1 and MZ100 are not registered trademarks of SDI Limited.

~Independently tested by Unité de Recherches Biomatériaux Innovants et Interfaces (URB2i-EA 4462 Paris Descartes). Chairman : Dr Jean-Pierre ATTAL

  1. Eshrak Sofan et al (2017), ‘Classification review of dental adhesive systems: From the IV generation to the universal type’, Annali Di Stomatologia.
  2. Howard E Strassler et al (2018), ‘Bonding Materials – Reimagining Dental Bonding: predictable restorations for patients.
  3. Paulette Spencer et al (2010), ‘Adhesive/Dentin Inferface: The Weak Link in the Composite Restoration’, NCBI.
Zipbond Universal Intro 5ml Bottle Kit

  • 1 x Zipbond 5ml Bottle
  • 2 x Super Etch 2ml Syringes
  • 2 x 20 Pack Points Disposable Brushes
  • 1 x Mixing Well
  • 25 x Super Etch Disposable Tips (23 Guage)


Zipbond Universal Single Dose Kit

  • 50 x 0.1ml Zipbond Single Dose
  • 50 x Points Disposable Brushes
  • 1 x Single Dose Holder


Zipbond Universal Bottle Refill

  • 1 x Zipbond Universal 5ml Bottle