Repair of new-generation tooth-colored restoratives: Methods of surface conditioning to achieve bonding

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  • The shear bond strength of repaired resin-modified glass-ionomer cements and polyacid-modified composite resins after different methods of surface conditioning was studied. For the resin-modified glass-ionomer cement, none of the surface treatment methods had a significantly higher repair bond strength than the control. For the polyacid-modified composite, the application of low-viscosity resin after treatment with maleic acid, polyacrylic acid, and air abrasion appeared to be of paramount importance, for it enhanced bonding of the repaired specimens.
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  • Yap AUJ; Quek CEY; Kau CH
  • Start Page

  • 173
  • End Page

  • 178
  • Volume

  • 23
  • Issue

  • 4