Dental adhesives

Incorporating decades of experience in developing adhesive technology into its dental adhesives, 3M provides you with products for tooth bonding that combines easy handling with excellent performance.

3M Scotchbond Universal Plus dental adhesive
The original, now better than ever!

All the benefits of its predecessor with new levels of control and predictability.
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  • 3M Scotchbond Universal Plus Adhesive

    The first radiopaque universal dental adhesive - 3M™ Scotchbond™ Plus Universal Adhesive.

    • 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Plus Adhesive takes universal adhesives to the next level. It keeps all the benefits of the original 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive while adding even greater control and predictability. As the first radiopaque universal adhesive, 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive, reduces the risk of X-ray misdiagnosis and invasive overtreatment*

The benefits you trust. Plus new ones you’ll love.

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    Advanced bonding.

    Gold standard adhesion to all dental and restorative substrates.

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    Universally suitable.

    3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Plus Adhesive is suitable for all direct and indirect bonding procedures and all etching techniques. It can also serve as a universal primer for all restoration materials. a universal primer for all restoration materials.

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    One-bottle system.

    3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Plus Adhesive is a true one-bottle system, with no need for a separate primer or silane. Plus, it offers full dual and self-cure compatibility without a separate dual-cure activator.*

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    Unit dose and vial delivery.

    A unit dose allows efficient hygiene management to reduce the risk of cross-contamination.* Our popular flip-top vial has also been streamlined, and now features smoother surfaces, making it easier to wipe off excess.

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    Virtually no post-op sensitivity.

    99% of dentists reported that 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Plus Adhesive shows virtually no post-operative sensitivity,* just like its predecessor.
    *3M internal data on file.

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    New BPA derivative-free formulation.

    The new formulation for 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Plus Adhesive is free of BPA derivatives like BisGMA. Use in combination with our other BPA derivative-free products like 3M™ Filtek™ One Bulk Fill Restorative, 3M™ Filtek™ Universal Restorative, and 3M™ RelyX™ Universal Cement.

One next-generation dental adhesive, two steps forward for minimally invasive dentistry.

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    Added radiopacity

    Radiolucency under an existing restoration can lead to misdiagnosis – and potentially invasive overtreatment.* 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Plus Adhesive is the first universal adhesive with dentine-like radiopacity, helping to overcome this issue.

    Image above shows intentional adhesive pooling under Class I restorations – X-rays of extracted human molars, filling material 3M™ Filtek™ One Bulk Fill Restorative. 3M internal data, H. Loll et al., J Dent Res 99 (Spec Iss A): No. 757, 2020

    *3M internal data

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    Bonds and seals caries-affected dentine

    Help prevent secondary decay when performing minimally invasive preparations. 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Plus Adhesive seals caries-affected dentine by forming a well-defined, void-free hybrid layer.*

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Proven clinical performance

In a clinical evaluation from the Dental Advisor, 3M Scotchbond Universal Plus Adhesive received:

  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐   for an “excellent product”
  • 96% clinical rating
  • 100% would recommend to a colleague

Read the full evaluation from Dental Advisor (PDF 1MB)

Indications for 3M Scotchbond Universal Plus Dental Adhesive

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    Universally suitable for direct restorations
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    Universally suitable for indirect restorations
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    Universally suitable for all etching techniques

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“Scotchbond Univeral Plus was easy to apply, ensuring low wastage, and I particularly liked the consistency. It certainly supports a simple workflow and I have not even had one failure, so the bond strength is reliable.”

Dr. A Riley (Kent, United Kingdom)

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    Whitepaper: The importance of radiopacity for dental adhesives

    Read this whitepaper by Dr. John O. Burgess about why radiopacity is an important feature of dental adhesives.

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    Clinical case collection

    Together with RelyX Universal cement, Scotchbond Universal Plus adhesive is a true two-component system that solves virtually all adhesive and self-adhesive dual-cure resin cement cases as well as bonding for direct composite build-ups and fillings. See more details in our 16 clinical cases.

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    Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

    Explore the most commonly asked questions and get comprehensive answers on product properties, the delivery system and material application.

Dive a little deeper with insights from industry experts

  • 3M Brain Floss Dental Blog
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  • The Importance of Radiopacity in Dental Adhesives

    Radiolucency under an existing restoration can lead to misdiagnosis. Help cut down on unnecessary restorative rework by choosing a radiopaque bonding adhesive.

    Prof. Ivo Krejci, University of Geneva, Switzerland


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  • Free On-Demand Webinars:
    Missed our Experts Arena product unveiling presentations?

    After many years of research and development to address our customers’ needs for cementation and bonding, we are proud to reveal two new innovative 3M products, 3M™ RelyX™ Universal Resin Cement and 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Plus Adhesive.

    Listen to our world renown speakers from 3M partners, Style Italiano and Success Simplified, who will share their insights into 3M’s revolutionary universal bonding materials that will lead us to a new level of dentistry.

    Enjoy our recorded online product unveiling presentations in the language, date, time and place of your choice:


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