Enamel niicroabrasion: A microscopic evaluation of the "abrosion effect"

Kevin J. Donly, Michelle O’Neill, Theodore P. Croll

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Enamel surfaces have been found to acquire a glasslike luster and an exceptionally smooth texture following enamel microabrasion procedures. A commercially available enamel microabrasion compound containing abrasive particles and a mild concentration of hydrochloric acid, when applied by rotary compression, simultaneously abrades and erodes (abrosion) the enamel surface. Hitman enamel surfaces were evaluated microscopically after routine enamel microabrasion procedures. The results show distinct evidence of enamel surface changes that have been described as the abrosion effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-179
Number of pages5
JournalQuintessence international
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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