Influence of surface conditioning on ceramic microstructure and bracket adhesion
European Journal of Orthodontics , 06/08/2011
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Falkensammer F et al. – Bracket adhesion was mostly influenced by the conditioning procedure itself. Sandblasted ceramic surfaces showed sufficient conditioning and bracket adhesion; however, the increased bracket adhesion was associated with a risk of ceramic surface damage.
Frank Falkensammer (06/09/2011) comments:
This article gives a nice overview on current surface conditioning methods to different kind of ceramics materials and presents conclusions for clinical practice.