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Braz Dent J. 2015 Jan-Feb;26(1):3-10. doi: 10.1590/0103-6440201302442.

Self-etch adhesive systems: a literature review.

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1
Operative Dentistry Division, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Piracicaba Dental School, UNICAMP - University of Campinas, Piracicaba, Brazil.
2
Dental Materials Division, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Piracicaba Dental School, UNICAMP - University of Campinas, Piracicaba, Brazil.
3
Division of Oral Health Sciences, Department of Cariology and Operative Dentistry, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan.

Abstract

This paper presents the state of the art of self-etch adhesive systems. Four topics are shown in this review and included: the historic of this category of bonding agents, bonding mechanism, characteristics/properties and the formation of acid-base resistant zone at enamel/dentin-adhesive interfaces. Also, advantages regarding etch-and-rinse systems and classifications of self-etch adhesive systems according to the number of steps and acidity are addressed. Finally, issues like the potential durability and clinical importance are discussed. Self-etch adhesive systems are promising materials because they are easy to use, bond chemically to tooth structure and maintain the dentin hydroxyapatite, which is important for the durability of the bonding.

PMID:
25672377
DOI:
10.1590/0103-6440201302442
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