Better Bond Strengths
Better bond strengths have got to be a positive thing? In modern dentistry it’s a matter of simple physics – the rougher the surface we are trying to stick something to – the better the retention. And, the better the bond¹, the better the restoration will survive.
Air abrasion has long been accepted as a technique that can roughen the surface more effectively² than a bur and this is where your Aquacut comes in. The next time that you will be bonding, use aluminium oxide in your Aquacut to condition the surface of the tooth – for self-etch materials no more etching will then be required.
So, crown preps, orthodontic bracket placements³, endodontic closure and filling⁴, sealing⁵ and lab work prior to cementation will all benefit from Aquacut conditioning and you will see better bond strengths.
If you would like to discuss in more detail, please call our team on 020 8965 2913, or email email@example.com
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The effect of thermal cycling and air abrasion on cement failure loads of 4 provisional luting agents used for the cementation of implant-supported fixed partial dentures.
Division of Graduate and Postgraduate Prosthodontics, Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2007 Jul-Aug;22(4):569-74.
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Effects of alumina air-abrasion and acidic priming agents on bonding between SUS XM27 steel and auto-polymerizing acrylic resin.
Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, Nihon University School of Dentistry.
J Oral Sci. 2007 Sep;49(3):191-5
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Bond strength analysis of custom base variables in indirect bonding techniques.
College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Ill 60612-7212, USA.
Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2008 Jan;133(1):9.e15-20
4. Kelsey WP 3rd, Latta MA, Kelsey MR
A Comparison of the Retention of Three Endodontic Dowel Systems Following Different Surface Treatments.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Creighton University School of Dentistry, Omaha, NE, USA
J Prosthodont. 2007 Dec 14
5. Mazzoleni S, De Francesco M, Perazzolo D, Favero L, Bressan E, Ferro R, Stellini E.
Comparative evaluation of different techniques of surface preparation for occlusal sealing.
Department of Paediatric Dentistry, University of Padua, Italy
Eur J Paediatr Dent. 2007 Sep;8(3):119-23.