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The Efficacy of Enamel Sandblasting in Bonding to Fluorosed Teeth

VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 06 : PAGES (361-364) 2013

VEERESHI A.S., BDS, MDS, MOrth RCS

VIJAYALAKSHMI P.S., BDS, MDS, MOrth RCS

VINOD VERMA, BDS, MDS

V.P. JAYADE, BDS, MDS

MUKESH KUMAR, BDS, MDS

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Optimum retentive strength of bonded components is an important prerequisite for success in fixed-appliance therapy. A 15-to-20-second application of 37% phosphoric acid to the enamel surface, creating microporosities for mechanical bonding, has been a widely accepted method for many years. The air-abrasion or sandblasting technique, introduced in the 1940s for use in restorative dentistry, is also employed in orthodontics to enhance bond strength--especially to gold, porcelain, a...

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