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American Journal of Materials Science and Engineering. 2014, 2(3), 28-35
DOI: 10.12691/ajmse-2-3-1
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A Review of Conventional and Contemporary Luting Agents Used in Dentistry

Sita Ramaraju DV1, Rama Krishna Alla2, , Venkata Ramaraju Alluri3 and Raju MAKV4

1Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India

2Department of Dental Materials, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India

3Department of Prosthodontics, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India

4Department of Orthodontics, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India

Pub. Date: August 15, 2014

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Sita Ramaraju DV, Rama Krishna Alla, Venkata Ramaraju Alluri and Raju MAKV. A Review of Conventional and Contemporary Luting Agents Used in Dentistry. American Journal of Materials Science and Engineering. 2014; 2(3):28-35. doi: 10.12691/ajmse-2-3-1


The selection of an appropriate luting agent influences the long-term clinical success of fixed prosthodontic restorations. There are varieties of luting agents available from conventional water-based to contemporary adhesive resin cements. However, no single luting agent is capable of meeting all the stringent requirements. Introduction of adhesive resin systems has completely changed the face of fixed prosthodontic practice leading to an increased use of bonded all-ceramic crowns and resin-retained fixed partial dentures. This review aims at presenting an overview of current cements and discusses physical properties, biocompatibility and other properties that make particular cement the preferred choice depending on the clinical indication.

dental luting agents cements biocompatibility film thickness adhesion

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