volume 13, issue 6, P975-985 1979
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.820130614
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Abstract: Bonding resins to enamel requires some form of mechanical attachment. Currently the dissolution of the outermost enamel layer is involved in etching with phosphoric acid. A new approach to mechanical bonding is described using a crystalline interface which itself bonds chemically to enamel. The crystals can be removed from the enamel with an ultrasonci or sickle-scaler followed by pumice prophylaxis. Many variations of the crystal growth principle may be visualized, including the development of fluoride-contai…

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