The development of resin-bonding for amalgam restorations

Br Dent J. 1999 Apr 10;186(7):328-32. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.4800102.


Adhesive techniques are now used for many dental restorative materials, including amalgam. Several generations of dentine bonding agents have been developed, mainly for bonding composite resins. When bonding is used with amalgam restorations, the need for retention and resistance form is reduced, the seal is improved, and some procedures, such as amalgam sealants, which were not previously possible, can be considered.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acid Etching, Dental / methods
  • Dental Amalgam*
  • Dental Bonding* / methods
  • Dental Cavity Lining / methods
  • Dentin-Bonding Agents*
  • Humans


  • Dentin-Bonding Agents
  • Dental Amalgam