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Coatings 2012, 2(3), 138-159; doi:10.3390/coatings2030138
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Coatings in Dentistry—A Review of Some Basic Principles

Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, 1395 Center Drive, PO Box 100415, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
Received: 8 May 2012 / Revised: 11 June 2012 / Accepted: 6 July 2012 / Published: 26 July 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Dental Biomaterials and Coatings)
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Abstract

Different coatings are used in dentistry in an attempt to prevent caries, improve bonding of restorative materials to tooth tissues, and coat implant surfaces in efforts to speed up osseointegration. These are just a few of the many coating applications used in dentistry. The intention of this review is not to cover the entire field of different coatings used in dentistry, because that topic is just too big to be covered in one single paper. Therefore, this review aims to highlight some fundamental coating principles and present these principles to an audience consisting mainly of dentists. To do so, this review will focus on the fundamental principles of coatings, namely surface properties/adhesives in general, since these topics form the foundation for most coating procedures used in dentistry.
Keywords: Lennard-Jones formula; silane coating; acid-base induced bonding Lennard-Jones formula; silane coating; acid-base induced bonding
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