acid etching

noun

variants also acid-etching
: the application of an acid to a tooth surface so that the enamel is roughened in order to allow for improved adhesion of bonding material (such as resin)
Acid etching of enamel should be carried out using a 30-40% solution of phosphoric acid in gel form …Stewart Barclay, in Master Dentistry, Volume 2

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“Acid etching.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/acid%20etching. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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