Purpose: To evaluate the bond strength of a total- etching, self-priming system (Single Bond) and a self-etching system (Clearfil SE Bond) to deciduous and permanent human dentin. Methods and Materials: Buccal dentin discs were prepared with a diamond disc from permanent first premolars, permanent third molars and deciduous second molars. The flat dentin surfaces were obtained by polishing with wet 600 grit silicon carbide papers. The specimens of each group were further divided into two groups for bonding to either Single Bond or Clearfil SE Bond. After 24 hours, the micro-shear bond strength testing was executed on a universal testing machine. Statistical analysis was performed at α=0.05. Results: No significant differences in bond strength were found between materials. However, deciduous dentin demonstrated significantly lower bond strengths than permanent premolar dentin when Single Bond was applied (p<0.05). Conclusion: The difference in bonding substrate (permanent or deciduous dentin) had a significant effect on bond strength when the total-etching, self-priming system was applied.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 1 2004|
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