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Contemporary Dentin Bonding Agents-A Review

Nandini Pugal, Praveen Rajesh, Dhanavel Chakravarthy, Padmaraj S.N, Vijayaraja

Keywords : Dentin bonding agent, etch and rinse, wet bonding

Citation Information : Pugal N, Rajesh P, Chakravarthy D, S.N P, V. Contemporary Dentin Bonding Agents-A Review. 2018; 8 (2):13-19.

DOI: 10.5005/jsd-8-2-13

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 21-08-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


The purpose of contemporary dentin bonding agent is to know or understand the clinical effectiveness of contemporary resin-based dentin bonding agents primarily focusing on the longevity of restoration. Despite the significant improvements of adhesive systems, the bonded interface remains the weakest area of tooth-colored restorations. The most important reasons for the failure of adhesive restorations with earlier adhesives are the loss of retention and the deficient marginal adaptation. However, the introduction of reliable adhesive restorative materials has subsequently reduced the need for extensive tooth preparation. Dentin bonding has evolved from no-etch to total-etch to self-etch systems. The development of self-etching primer adhesive systems has greatly simplified resin bonding procedures, as a separate etching step is no longer required. There is much interest and activity nowadays with dentin bonding agents. More focus has been laid upon conservative approach of tooth preparation. Therefore, introduction of adhesive restorative materials has reduced the need for an extensive tooth preparation. Modern dental bonding systems come as a “three-step system”, where the etchant, primer, and adhesive are applied sequentially; as a “two-step system”, where the etchant and the primer are combined for simultaneous application; and as a “one-step system”, where all the components should be premixed and applied in a single application (so-called seventh generation of bonding agents So, now the newer generations of bonding agents, self-etch, total etch and their mechanisms and their inner microscopic changes are explained in detail in the forthcoming pages.

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