hybrid layer

Quick Reference

The layer of dentine which has been conditioned to remove the loosely adherent smear layer and into which adhesive resin has flowed to form a collagen/resin phase.

Further Reading:

Nakabayashi N., Nakamura M., Yasunda N. Hybrid layer as a dentin-bonding mechanism. Journal of Esthetic Dentistry 1991;3:133–8.

Subjects: Dentistry.

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