Chemistry of novel and contemporary resin-based dental adhesives

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The chemistry of resin-based dental adhesives is critical for its interaction with dental tissues and long-term bonding stability. Changes in dental adhesives composition influences the materials’ key physical-chemical properties, such as rate and degree of conversion, water sorption, solubility, flexural strength and modulus, and cohesive strength and improves the biocompatibility to dental tissues. Maintaining a suitable reactivity between photoinitiators and monomers is important for optimal properties of adhesive systems, in order to enable adequate polymerisation and improved chemical, physical and biological properties.

The aim of this article is to review the current state-of-the-art of dental adhesives, and their chemical composition and characteristics that influences the polymerisation reaction and subsequent materials properties and performance.
Original languageEnglish
Article number103875
JournalJournal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
Early online date23 May 2020
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020


  • Adhesion
  • Dental bonding
  • Dentin
  • Enamel
  • Polymer


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