They are self-adhesive without pretreatment of the prepared tooth and require no additional bonding step. Because multiple- step adhesive resin cements are technique sensitive, the single-step application of SARC is a viable alternative for glass ceramic restorations and zirconia restorations.
The bond generated by SARC has been found to be similar on dentin to adhesive resin cements. However, for maximum performance on enamel, it has been suggested that a selective enamel etching technique using 37% phosphoric acid be used. In this case, enamel margins should be etched for fifteen seconds followed by water rinsing to completely remove the acid.