Bonding systems are commonly categorized and referred to as generation IV, V, VI and VII. For a variety of reasons, this naming system gets confusing.
Another way to categorize bonding systems is based on the component steps. The following diagram lays out the classification of all the bonding systems in use today with corresponding reference to the generation and examples.
The other problem of referring to bonding systems by generation is the connotation that the higher up we go in generations, the better the bonding system would be. This is just not true. In the world of software, as you move up to higher versions, it becomes better and faster; however, bonding agent generations don’t work this way.
For many, 6th Generation, Self etch Primer + Bond system is the most popular. Please let us know below which bonding system you use most often in your daily practice.
A. 4th Generation. Etch. Rinse. Prime. Bond.
B. 5th Generation. Etch. Rinse. (Prime+Bond)
C. 6th Generation. (Etch+Prime) Bond
D. 7th Generation. (Etch+Prime+Bond)