The effect of etchant and cement age on the adhesion of resin composite to conventional and resin-modified glass-ionomer cements

William W. Brackett, Eugene F. Huget

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The effects of etching with maleic or phosphoric acid on the adhesion of resin composite to resin-modified glass-ionomer cement restorative materials were evaluated through a shear bond test. These effects were determined with both recently set and aged cement. For the three resin-modified materials tested, compared to no etching, the two etchants improved or did not affect the adhesion of resin composite, regardless of the age of the cement. For a chemically cured material, included in the study as a control, the same effects were observed, except that etching of the recently set cement with maleic acid was detrimental to adhesion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-61
Number of pages5
JournalQuintessence international
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1996


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