Compatibility of dental adhesives and dual-cure cements

Carmen Pfeifer, Denise Shih, Roberto Ruggiero Braga

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Purpose: To evaluate the extrusion shear strength of bonding between porcelain and dentin. Methods: The adhesives tested were Prime&Bond NT in both dual-cure and light-cure versions, Scotchbond Multi-Purpose Plus, One-Step and Single Bond. The cements evaluated were RelyX ARC and Enforce. Discs of bovine root dentin 2.5 mm thick had the canal prepared with a standardized taper. Porcelain truncated cones were bonded into the perforations. Cements were tested in dual-cure and self-cure mode. Extrusion shear strength test was performed after 48 hours storage in 37°C distilled water. Data were analyzed by three-way ANOVA/Tukey's test. Results: Bond strength values ranged from 5.5 MPa to 8.9 MPa when cements were tested in dual-cure mode, and from 1.4 MPa to 6.9 MPa when tested in self-cure mode. Scotchbond Multi-Purpose Plus was the only adhesive to present similar results when associated with cements in dual-cure and self-cure modes. For the other adhesives, differences in bond strength from 33 to 76% were observed between dual-cure and self-cure modes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-238
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican journal of dentistry
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2003
Externally publishedYes

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