This study evaluated the effect of mechanical loading on microtensile bond strengths (μTBS) of universal adhesives to dentin and quantified adhesive dentin penetration using micro-Raman spectroscopy. Human molars had occlusal dentin exposed and were allocated into eight groups: All-Bond Universal and Scotchbond Universal using etch-and-rinse and self-etch approaches, Adper Prompt L-Pop, Adper Single Bond Plus, Clearfil SE Bond, and Optibond FL. Following bonding procedures and build-ups, specimens were either stored in water at 37°C for 24h or mechanically loaded (50,000 cycles, 50N) prior to μTBS test. Additional teeth were prepared for micro-Raman analysis of adhesive penetration and FE-SEM. Data were analyzed by two-way ANOVA and Tukey׳s post hoc test (P<0.05). Mechanical loading had no deleterious effect on μTBS with the exception of Adper Prompt L-Pop. Incomplete infiltration of the demineralized dentin was noticed for adhesives using the etch-and-rinse approach and for Scotchbond Universal in the self-etch approach.
International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives – Elsevier
Published: Oct 1, 2016
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