Luting agent

Luting agent

In dentistry, a luting agent is a viscous material placed between tooth structure and a prosthesis, that hardens through chemical reactions to firmly attach the prosthesis to the tooth structure.

Cements as luting agents

Numerous dental treatments necessitate attachment of prostheses and appliances to the teeth by means of a luting agent. These include metal, metal-ceramic, composite and ceramic restorations; provisional or interim acrylic restorations; laminate veneers for anterior teeth; orthodontic appliances; and pins and posts used for retention of restorations. The word "luting" implies the use of a moldable substance to seal a space or to cement two components together; hence the term is descriptive of dental cementing agents.

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