Purpose: This study evaluated bond strengths of six one-bottle bonding agents and a control (primer plus unfilled resin) to moist enamel. Materials and Methods: One-hundred and five bovine teeth were randomly assigned to seven groups of 15. Enamel was etched for 15 seconds with 35% phosphoric acid. Etched enamel was rinsed, and excess water was blotted with tissue paper. Following application of the adhesive, composite resin was bonded using a gelatin capsule technique. Shear bond strengths to enamel were determined using a universal testing machine (Instron Corp., Canton, Massachusetts). Results: Mean bond strengths ranged from 21.9 MPa for OptiBond Solo (Kerr Corp., Orange, California) to 29.6 MPa for Prime & Bond 2.1 (Dentsply/Caulk, Milford, Delaware). Prime & Bond 2.1 had a significantly higher mean bond strength than the other adhesives. CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE: The results of this study suggest that all of the one-bottle systems tested should provide clinically acceptable bonding to moist enamel.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry|
|State||Published - Mar 1999|
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