Title: Microscopy investigations. Techniques, results, limitations
Authors: Van Meerbeek, Bart ×
Vargas, M
Inoue, S
Yoshida, Y
Perdigão, J
Lambrechts, Paul
Vanherle, Guido #
Issue Date: Nov-2000
Series Title: American Journal of Dentistry vol:13 issue:Spec No pages:3D-18D
Abstract: This paper critically reviews current microscopy techniques that are used to image resin-dentin interfaces and more in particular to investigate the process of hybridization and resin-tag formation. A short description of the four most commonly used microscopy techniques with their necessary specimen-preparation methodology is provided along with a discussion of their possibilities, limitations and potential artifact formation. With this critical appraisal on microscopy techniques available to study adhesive interfaces, it is hoped to encourage the use of high-resolution analytical tools to further elucidate the mechanisms of bonding at the ultra-structural level. Besides ultra-morphologic characterization, more research should be devoted to study the chemical and physical properties of resin-dentin bonds. The final objective of such fundamental research should be to establish a more durable and reliable adhesive restorative technique.
ISSN: 0894-8275
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Biomaterials - BIOMAT
× corresponding author
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