Blackwell Publishing Journal Backfiles 1879-2005
The clinical longevity of indirect restorations made of ceramics or indirect composite resins depends on their successful treatment and cementation. The cementation technique is determined by the type of restorative material—ceramics or indirect composite resins; thus, their intaglio surface treatment should be performed according to their particular compositions. The aim of this literature review was to define surface treatment protocols of different esthetic indirect restorative materials. A PubMed database search was conducted for in vitro studies pertaining to the most common treatment protocols of tooth-colored materials. Articles that described at least the surface treatment procedure, its effects on adhesion, its relationship with the material's composition, clinical aspects, and expected longevity were selected. The search was limited to peer-reviewed articles published in English between 1965 and 2004 in dental journals. Sandblasting, etching techniques, and silane coupling agents are the most common procedures with improved results.
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