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The use of adhesives that can create an impenetrable barrier between the restoration and the tooth is a factor in the long-term clinical success of fixed prosthodontic treatment. There are various different kinds of luting agents that are readily available, each with its own special qualities and methods of use. There is no one product that works best for all repair types. This article reviews the dental luting agents that are now on the market, discusses the benefits and limitations of recently developed adhesives, and lists the applications for each. Each form of cement is distinct chemically and physically. In today's clinical setting, one adhesive will not do.