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Acid etch technique

Introduction

  • Many techniques used in restorative dentistry make use of acid etching.
  • Used to remove approximately 1% of the enamel surface and open up crystalline matrix of enamel to a bonding agent.
  • When bonding agent subsequently applied in liquid form, it will flow into microprojections in the enamel created by the acid and increase the surface area onto which final material will be bonded.

Uses

  • → Prior to other restorative dentistry techniques.

Advantages

  • Allows increased surface area for other materials used in restorative dentistry to be bonded to enamel.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Further Reading

Publications

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