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Dent Mater. 2002 May;18(3):276-80.

Long-term tensile bond durability of two different 4-META containing resin cements to dentin.

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Cariology and Operative Dentistry, Department of Restorative Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 5-45 Yushima 1-chome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8549, Japan.



This study was conducted to evaluate the tensile bond durability of two different types of 4-META containing resin cements over a period of 3 years.


Ten bovine dentin specimens were tested for tensile bond strengths with each of the following materials: Super Bond C&B: unfilled methyl methacrylate (MMA)/polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) resin cement, MASA Bond (experimental material): filled dimethacrylate resin cement at 1 day, 6 months, 1 and 3 years. The mean bond strengths were compared statistically by two-way ANOVA and Fisher's PLSD test (P<0.05). The mode of failure was classified by SEM observation. Results for the mode of fracture were analyzed using the Mann-Whitney U test.


Although there was no statistical difference in mean bond strength between Super Bond C&B and MASA Bond (P>0.05) during the experimental periods, the 1-day bond strengths were significantly greater than those at the other experimental periods except for 6 months (P<0.05). Regarding the fracture modes, at 6 months and 1 year, statistical differences were observed between Super Bond C&B and MASA Bond (P<0.05).


The bond strengths of both resin cements to dentin significantly decreased after 6 months, and the long-term failure patterns of the 4-META/TBB resin cements showed a marked change.

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