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December 31, 2015
By John C. Comisi, DDS, MAGD
Supported by Kuraray America, Inc.
Cementation of indirect dental restorations has evolved over the years, and with each generation there have been both benefits and challenges. Today, a new classification of dental cements have entered the marketplace with the promise of improving clinicians’ abilities to reduce sensitivity and biocompatibility of these cements to both the tooth structure and the substrates used in the restoration process. This article will review the past and present applications of dental cements.
Discuss the present types and applications of dental cements.
Discuss the criteria for understanding whether a preparation is retentive or nonretentive.
Describe how to properly prepare the intaglio surface before cementation.
About the Author
Dr. Comisi has been in private practice in Ithaca, New York, since 1983, and is the president and CEO of Dental Care with a Difference®, PC, where “Knowledge Brings Health”®. He is also Dental and Oral Medicine Liaison for Vigilant Biosciences, Inc., and is a clinical instructor in dentistry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is a member of the National Dental Practice Based Research Network and the International and American Associations of Dental Research.Download FREE eBook now!