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Enamel pretreatment with sodium hypochlorite to enhance bonding in hypocalcified amelogenesis imperfecta: case report and SEM analysis

Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Pediatric dentistry (Impact Factor: 0.56). 11/1993; 16(6):433-6.
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ABSTRACT Bonding composite resin to enamel of teeth affected by amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is often problematic, especially in cases with poorly mineralized, friable enamel. Difficulty in bonding hypomineralized enamel can significantly limit the restorative and orthodontic treatment options for AI patients. In this report, we document a novel approach to bonding AI enamel by pretreating the tooth surface with 5% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl), resulting in improved bonding of an orthodontic bracket to a previously impacted maxillary canine.

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