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Dent Mater. 2011 Jan;27(1):17-28. doi: 10.1016/j.dental.2010.10.023. Epub 2010 Nov 24.

State of the art of self-etch adhesives.

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Leuven BIOMAT Research Cluster, Department of Conservative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Oral Pathology and Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Catholic University of Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 7, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium. Bart.vanmeerbeek@med.kuleuven.be

Abstract

This paper reflects on the state of the art of self-etch adhesives anno 2010. After presenting the general characteristics of self-etch adhesives, the major shortcomings of the most simple-to-use one-step (self-etch) adhesives are addressed. Special attention is devoted to the AD-concept and the benefit of chemical interfacial interaction with regard to bond durability. Finally, issues like the potential interference of surface smear and the more challenging bond to enamel for 'mild' self-etch adhesives are discussed.

PMID:
21109301
DOI:
10.1016/j.dental.2010.10.023
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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