TempBond, TempBond NE, and TempBond Clear with Triclosan FAQs
What should be used in place of TempBond modifier since it has been discontinued?
Petrolatum e.g. vaseline should be used in place of TempBond modifier.
What solvent may be used to remove TempBond NE from prepared teeth and crowns?
Solitine liquid cream solvent can be used to remove TempBond and TempBond NE. This product should not be used in the mouth, but can be used on temporary and permanent crowns and bridges outside of the mouth. To remove TempBond from teeth in the mouth, the best procedure is to prophy the teeth with flour pumice.
TempBond is not setting up. Why?
If the batch number of the base and the accelerator are far apart, it is likely that the base and the accelerator are not matched. Bases and accelerators are matched to give a specific working time. Even though all bases are made the same, there are slight variations in the reactivity of the base paste. For this reason, we will match each batch of base with a suitable catalyst. For example, if the base has inherently faster working time, that base will be matched with a catalyst with a slower working time. This will give the proper handling characteristic. For this reason, it is not recommended to use a base from one kit of TempBond, with an accelerator from another kit.
How will a eugenol containing temporary cement like TempBond affect composite resin cements, like Nexus?
Eugenol containing temporary cements, like TempBond, will inhibit the polymerization of resin cements, including Nexus.
How was the TempBond Modifier (now discontinued) used?
TempBond Modifier was used to keep TempBond from setting hard. A small amount is mixed in with the base and accelerator. This is often done when temporarily cementing a crown that fits the preparation very well. The dentist needs to be very careful when cementing a permanent restoration temporarily. It is not unusual that when this is done the dentist may have difficulty removing the restoration, even if TempBond Modifier has been used.
How does TempBond compare to TempBond NE?
The same base paste is used in TempBond NE as is used in TempBond. The accelerator in TempBond NE is a traditional resin modified formulation, based on the use of ortho ethoxy benzoic acid as the setting reactant.
How do you get TempBond out of clothes?
Solitine will dissolve TempBond. First check that the Solitine is compatible with the fabric that the TempBond is in. Test a small amount of Solitine on the fabric where it will not be noticed if it does cause damage.
How can I make a bridge cemented with TempBond easier to take off?
Mix in some TempBond Modifier or Petrolatum into the TempBond base before mixing with the accelerator. This will keep the TempBond from setting as hard and will consequently make the bridge easier to remove. Well fitting abutments may still pose a problem.
Can TempBond or TempBond NE be used as a temporary restorative material?
TempBond is used for temporary cementing crowns and bridges. It is not recommended as a temporary restorative material. It does not have good wear resistance and would wear away rather quickly.