Shear bond strength of several new core materials

Shifra Levartovsky, Gary R. Goldstein, Maria Georgescu

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This study compared the shear bond strengths of three core materials: a light activated glass-ionomer cement (VariGlass VLC), a fluoride-release dual cure composite resin (FluoroCore), and a conventional silver-reinforced glass-ionomer cement (Miracle Mix) when cured to dentin. Fifty-four noncarious molar teeth were extracted, cleaned, mounted in acrylic resin, and sectioned horizontally to expose the dentin surface. Each material was mixed according to manufacturer's instructions, applied in a premade mold to the exposed dentin, and then cured. The specimens were randomized into three groups (six teeth from each material) and stored (37° C, 100% humidity) for 15 minutes, 24 hours, and 24 hours and were then thermocycled (5° to 55° C) for 125 cycles. The specimens were tested for shear bond strength with the Instron universal testing machine. The differences among time groups were not statistically significant except for Miracle Mix and VariGlass VLC cements, which showed a greater improvement with thermocycling. This study indicated that the FluoroCore resin exhibited the greatest shear bond strength of the core materials and that VariGlass VLC cement had greater bond strength than Miracle Mix cement except after thermocycling, when VariGlass VLC cement and FluoroCore resin were not significantly different.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)154-158
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery


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