Question Asked on 6/20/2018

The bond of my self-adhesive resin-based cement is failing after a few years, what can I do?

Answer Response by Dr. Nuñez on 6/20/2018

Assuming the preparation possesses adequate retention and resistance forms, consider using a self-etching adhesive on the entire preparation surface prior to recementing the restoration, as this will enhance the adhesion of any resin cement. If you are using a eugenol containing temporary cement, consider switching to a non-eugenol cement, or waiting at least 1 week after exposing the tooth to eugenol prior to cementation of the final restoration.


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