The Chemistry of Restorative Dental Materials

Sponsored Content: Every day in the dental practice, clinicians use a range of materials for restorative procedures. Composites, resin cements, adhesives, and etchants—each clinician has their favorites based on attributes such as handling, esthetics, cost, or ease of use. But while the go-to product might check off a few boxes, the real measure of success lies much deeper. It’s found in the chemical makeup of the material and its compatibility with other materials.

While it may seem like an unnecessary deep dive, understanding the chemical nature of the restorative materials in the dental practice can have a big impact on clinical success. It will improve the way a material performs in a clinician’s hands, and give a patient better, longer-lasting results.

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