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By Michael DiTolla, DDS
Commercial Supporter: Ivoclar Vivadent
Selecting the appropriate cement is critical to ensuring the success and longevity of a restoration. The goal of this article is to help clinicians make appropriate cementation decisions by discussing the qualities of cements and adhesives and then providing three questions to answer when considering cementation methods.
Describe the differences between conventional cementation and adhesive bonding.
Describe when to use various methods of adhesive bonding or conventional cementation.
Explain how to disinfect and treat various monolithic restorations before either cementing or bonding them into place.
About the Author
Michael DiTolla, DDS
VP of Clinical Affairs and Communication
AEGIS Dental Network