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Endod Dent Traumatol. 2000 Aug;16(4):151-3.

Impact strength of teeth restored by fragment-bonding.

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Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Copenhagen, Nørre allé 20, DK-2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark.


The objective of this in vitro study was to investigate the impact strength of anterior teeth that have been fractured and restored by bonding with a dentin-bonding agent and a composite resin. Twenty sheep central incisors were divided into two groups, 10 in each. One group (intact teeth) served as the control and the teeth in the other group were fractured and then bonded with a bonding agent and a low-viscous composite resin. The specimens were tested in a modified impact-testing machine (pendulum type). The mean impact strength of the intact teeth was 30.6 +/- 2.16 KJ/m2 and of the bonded teeth was 30.2 +/- 1.86 KJ/m2. Statistics revealed that the two means were not significantly different. The results related well with the fracture strength obtained by loading intact and bonded teeth at constant but low speed until fracture. It was concluded that bonding fragments to the remaining tooth structure may restore the tooth to its original strength, measured at modest velocities of the applied force. In other words, reattaching the original coronal fragment of traumatised fractured anterior teeth restored with One-Step dentin bonding system and AEliteflo composite resin would withstand a second trauma to the same extent as intact teeth.

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