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General Rules for Self Etch and Total Etch Dental Adhesives

November 28th, 2007 · No Comments

Self-etching adhesive materials are very popular right now. They don’t require use of phosphoric acid prior to placement of a direct resin or indirect restoration. However, self-etch products are not as technique sensitive; their binding strength is lower. They are fine for a restoration with a lot of built-in retention and resistance form. Self-etch systems are great for class-one and class-two composites, inlay and onlay restorations, or full-coverage crowns. For porcelain veneers or a bonded restoration in which you rely on the resin for holding the restoration in place, consider a phosphoric acid, total-etch adhesive. My favorite material for veneers is Rely-X Veneer Cement with single-bond resin. Favorite self-etch for inlays, onlays, and crowns in MultiLink.

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