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Enamel Bond Strength of New Universal Adhesive Bonding Agents

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Journal Article - Open Access

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Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences Bethesda United States

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The demand for esthetic, conservative restorations has inspired considerable research and marketing by manufacturers to develop effective dental adhesives that are faster and easier to place and less technique sensitive. In an attempt to simplify the bonding procedure, the bond strength of some of the simplified materials has been shown to be reduced. Concerns about hydrolytic degradation of the bonded interface have also been raised. Most recently, two new Universal Bonding Agents have been marketed for use as self-etch or etch-and-rinse adhesives depending on the dental substrate and clinicians preference. Objective The purpose of this study was to evaluate the shear bond strength of composite to enamel using two new universal adhesives compared to a self-etch adhesive when applied in self-etch and etch-and rinse modes after 24 hours and 6 months storage.

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  • Adhesives, Seals and Binders
  • Medicine and Medical Research

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