Tensile Bond Strength of Four Adhesive Systems

Camelia ALB, Ovidiu FODOR, Ioan TIG, Marioara MOLDOVAN, Sanda CAMPIAN, Codruta SAROSI, Diana DUDEA, Andrada POPOVICI


The continuous appearance of new restorative materials, especially from the composite resins class, and the development of the correspondent adhesive systems has brought major changes about the way in which cavities are being prepared. Thus, a big part of the restorative therapy in modern dentistry is based on the composite resins adhesion to the hard dental tissues, achieved through adhesive systems. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the adhesion strength to the dentin of four commercial adhesive systems. Experimental: Twenty primary, caries-free and without previous restorations, molars and premolars were used in the study. For testing we used three total-etch adhesives and a self-etch one. In order to obtain standard samples, a Teflon® mould was designed and manufactured, which helped us to apply the same resin volume on the same dentin surface for all the teeth used in this test. Results: Statistical analysis was completed using one-way ANOVA, Tukey and Bonferroni tests. Significantly differences were observed between Point4®/Optibond SoloPlus® and the rest of the samples, the former achieving higher values. Conclusions: The self-etch adhesive system did not match the performances of the total-etch adhesives, at least not in this study.


adhesives; tensile bond strength; total-etch; self-etch

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-vm:66:1:3866

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