Ultra-Etch™

Etchant

Ultra-Etch is a 35% phosphoric acid solution. It features ideal viscosity, which, along with the use of the Blue Micro or Inspiral Brush tip, facilitates precision placement and superior control. Ultra-Etch is self-limiting in its depth of etch (average depth of 1.9μm with 20-second etch),1 creating an etch pattern that adhesives can penetrate for increased bond strength and reduced sensitivity. Studies demonstrate that Ultra-Etch’s unique self-limiting chemistry creates an optimal surface to receive resin.2 Though Ultra-Etch is viscous, it can penetrate into the smallest fissures or occlusal surfaces due to physical and chemical properties that promote capillary action. Its ideal viscosity maintains a layer thick enough to prevent premature drying.

  • Self-limiting
  • Penetrates smallest fissures but won’t migrate on a vertical surface
  • Increases bond strength and reduces sensitivity
  • Places precisely and rinses clearly
  • Rinses cleanly—leaves no residue
  • Certified gluten free

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  1. Perdigão J, Lambrechts P, Van Meerbeek B, Vanherle G. A FE-SEM study of the ultra-morphology of etched dentin [IADR abstract 2982]. J Dent Res. 1996;75(suppl):390.
  2. Perdigão J, Lambrechts P, Van Meerbeek B, Vanherle G. A field emission SEM study of dentin etched with different phosphoric acid compositions and/or concentrations. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven: Leuven, Belgium; 1994.