Cavity sealers, liners, and bases: Current philosophies and indications for use

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Traditional dental education has recommended the generous use of bases and liners under amalgam restorations, primarily to prevent postoperative sensitivity. However, new developments in bases and liners, as well as a better understanding of pulp biology, have changed the indications for the use of these materials. Understanding the properties of currently available materials and how they interact with pulpal tissues can help the practitioner decide when to use bases and liners and which products to choose.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)134-146
Number of pages13
JournalOperative Dentistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1996


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  • Dentistry(all)

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