This study evaluated the shear bond strength of resin inlays bonded with resin cement to cervical and mid-coronal enamel. Two regions of enamel, cervical and mid-coronal, were chosen from the buccal surface of extracted molars. Composite "inlays" (Estenia, Kuraray Medical Inc) were fabricated indirectly and cemented with a dual-cured resin cement (Panavia Fluoro Cement II, Kuraray Medical Inc). The resin cement was cured with or without light irradiation for 30 seconds. After 24-hours or one-week's storage in 37°C water, the bonded inlays were subjected to a microshear bond test, whereby a shear force was applied to the inlays at a crosshead speed of 1 mm/minute. The data were statistically analyzed using ANOVA and Fisher's PLSD test, with significance defined as p<0.05. Observations using confocal laser scanning microscopy were also performed after debonding the specimens. The light-cure method showed significantly higher bond strengths to both enamel regions compared with self-cure, especially at 24 hours (p<0.05). However, bond strength of the self-cured resin cement significantly improved after one week's storage (p<0.05; cervical enamel: p=0.022, mid-coronal enamel: p=0.0024). The cervical enamel showed significantly lower bonding than mid-coronal enamel (p<0.05), except for the self-cured specimens at 24 hours. Light curing of resin cement is a better choice than self-curing for luting of indirect restorations. The bond strength of indirect restorations to cervical enamel was lower than mid-coronal enamel.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2005|
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