Self-sealing resin fixators in dentistry


  • Rama Krishna Alla
  • Vineeth Guduri Vishnu Dental College
  • Savitha P Rao VS Dental College & Hospital
  • Suresh Sajjan MC Vishnu Dental College
  • Ramaraju AV Vishnu Dental College



Luting agents, Resin-based cements, Self-adhesive resin cements, dual-cure, adhesion, bis-GMA, self-etch, conditioning of dentin.


Fixed indirect restorations bond to the prepared tooth surfaces with the use of a variety of luting agents depending upon the purpose of that rehabilitation. Success and failures of these restorations have been attributed to the quality of their bond with the tooth substrate. However, the advent of resin-based and self-adhesive resin luting agents have greatly changed this equation by altering the conventional bonding mechanisms and the durability of bond. The limited literature details of these self-adhesive resin luting agents require further exploration for the benefit of dental professionals. This review provides an overview of the composition, chemical interactions, favourable and unfavourable properties to be known for improving the scope of their utilization in dentistry.

Author Biographies

Rama Krishna Alla

Assistant Professor, Department of Dental Materials, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, India

Vineeth Guduri, Vishnu Dental College

Reader, Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India – 534202.

Savitha P Rao, VS Dental College & Hospital

Assistant Professor, Department of Dental Materials, VS Dental College & Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Suresh Sajjan MC, Vishnu Dental College

Professor, Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India – 534202.

Ramaraju AV, Vishnu Dental College

Professor, Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India – 534202.


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