Important compositional characteristics in the clinical use of adhesive systems

Masashi Miyazaki, Akimasa Tsujimoto, Keishi Tsubota, Toshiki Takamizawa, Hiroyasu Kurokawa, Jeffrey Platt

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Improvements in dentin bonding systems have influenced modern restorative dentistry. The desire for minimal invasiveness has resulted in more-conservative cavity design, which basically relies on the effectiveness of current dentin bonding systems. Interaction of adhesives with enamel and dentin is based on two systems, commonly described as etch-and-rinse and self-etch. Priming and bonding agents can be separate or combined, resulting in two- or three-step systems for etch-and-rinse adhesives and one- or two-step systems for self-etch adhesives. Self-etch systems use acidic functional monomers that simultaneously demineralize and impregnate tooth structures. Etch-and-rinse and self-etch systems have advantages and disadvantages, which are primarily related to the simplified bonding procedures required under clinical conditions. Knowledge of the composition, characteristics, and mechanisms of adhesion for each adhesive system is critical in selecting the ideal adhesive materials for clinical use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of oral science
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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    Miyazaki, M., Tsujimoto, A., Tsubota, K., Takamizawa, T., Kurokawa, H., & Platt, J. (2014). Important compositional characteristics in the clinical use of adhesive systems. Journal of oral science, 56(1), 1-9.