An overview of dentin bonding agents
Keywords:Bonding agents, adhesives, primers, conditioning agents, self-etch adhesives, total-etch
From the past, there has been a lot of use of the bonding agents in restorative dentistry. Choosing of bonding systems has become a challenge for the clinicians as there was a lot of advances regarding the usage of bonding agents. Each successive modification in the formulae has led to the classification of the bonding system into many “generations”. During the past few years, these bonding agents have been replaced by the same systems that are used on dentin. This change occurred because of the benefit of bonding resin to both enamel and dentin. Extensive research is still on the way to develop the best adhesive system that can produce reliable and permanent bonds to dentin.
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