Treating enamel surfaces with a prepared pumice prophy paste prior to bonding.

Abstract

The use of pumice to remove the salivary pellicle, plaque, and/or surface debris is a well-known procedure. However, pumice can act as a contaminant. Therefore, a slurry of pumice without additives is recommended for use prior to bonding procedures. This article presents a review of the shear bond strengths obtained by bonding composite resin to enamel after the enamel had been cleansed with a slurry of pumice and a premixed caplet of pumice.

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@article{Gultz1999TreatingES, title={Treating enamel surfaces with a prepared pumice prophy paste prior to bonding.}, author={J P Gultz and James M Kaim and Warren Scherer}, journal={General dentistry}, year={1999}, volume={47 2}, pages={200-1} }