Optimizing Dental Bond Strength: Insights from Comprehensive Literature Review and Future Implications for Clinical Practice

Yung-Shin Fan-Chiang, Peng-Chen Chou, Yu-Wen Hsiao, Yu-Hsuan Cheng, Yi Huang, Yu-Chieh Chiu, Yu-Ju Lin, Yuichi Mine, Sheng-Wei Feng, I-Ta Lee, Tzu-Yu Peng

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This review examines the modifying factors affecting bond strength in various bonding scenarios, particularly their relevance to the longevity of dental restorations. Understanding these factors is crucial for improving clinical outcomes in dentistry. Data were gathered from the PubMed database, ResearchGate, and Google Scholar resources, covering studies from 1992 to 2022. The findings suggest that for dentin-resin bonds, minimizing smear layers and utilizing MMP inhibitors to prevent hybrid layer degradation are essential. In the case of resin-resin bonds, reversing blood contamination is possible, but preventing saliva contamination is more challenging, underscoring its critical importance during clinical procedures. Additionally, while pretreatment on ceramics has minimal impact on bond strength, the influence of specific colorings should be carefully considered in treatment planning. This comprehensive review highlights that although established practices recognize significant bond strength factors, ongoing research provides valuable insights to enhance the clinical experience for patients. Once confirmed through rigorous experimentation, these emerging findings should be swiftly integrated into dental practice to improve patient outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2023

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