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Quintessence International



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Quintessence Int 26 (1995), No. 2     1. Feb. 1995
Quintessence Int 26 (1995), No. 2  (01.02.1995)

Page 95-110

Bonding to enamel and dentin: A brief history and state of the art, 1995
Swift jr. / Perdigao / Heymann
The acid-etch technique forbonding composite resins to enamel has revolutionized the practice of restorative dentistry. The ability of clinicians to bond restorative materials to enamel has fundamentally changed such diverse areas as cavity preparation, caries prevention, and esthetic treatment options. Although bonding of resin to dentin has proved to be a difficult challenge, ongoing advances are improving the reliability and predictability of dentinal adhesion. The purpose of this article is to provide a brief history of enamel and dentinal bonding, as well as an overview of the current state of the art.