Bond strengths of new simplified dentin-enamel adhesives

Jorge Perdigão, Edward J. Swift, George Gomes, Guilherme C. Lopes

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Purpose: To compare the in vitro shear bond strengths (SBS) of five simplified dentin adhesives. The tested hypothesis was that the recently introduced simplified adhesive systems would have similar or higher SBS than an existing simplified acetone-based adhesive used as a control. Materials and Methods: 100 flat bonding sites were polished to 600-grit on the labial surface of bovine incisors mounted in acrylic resin. 50 teeth were ground to expose enamel, while the remaining 50 specimens were prepared to expose middle dentin. The specimens were randomly divided into five equal groups to be treated with simplified dentin adhesives: Dentastic Uno, EasyBond, Gluma One Bond, One Coat Bond, and One-Step (control). A composite post was bonded to each treatment area. After thermocycling, enamel and dentin shear bond strengths were determined using an Instron testing machine and the data were submitted to statistical analyses. Results: Mean enamel bond strengths ranged from 14.6-28.4 MPa. One Coat Bond had the highest mean enamel SBS, but it was not significantly higher than those of Gluma One Bond and Dentastic Uno. EasyBond and One-Step had statistically similar mean enamel SBS and these were significantly lower than the mean enamel SBS of the other three adhesives. For dentin, mean SBS ranged from 14.8-21.7 MPa. Dentastic Uno had the highest mean dentin SBS, but it was not significantly greater than those of One Coat Bond and Gluma One Bond. Although One Step had the lowest mean dentin SBS, it was not significantly different from those of either EasyBond or Gluma One Bond.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-290
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of dentistry
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999


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