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(1) mildly etching the enamel on a tooth surface to create a rough surface to which a plastic filling material can bond; (2) changing the shape of a tooth for esthetics or function with a plastic filling material; (3) the process of attaching orthodontic brackets to teeth using a special plastic cement.

Related Terms: Composite Resin, Veneers

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