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Dent Mater. 2008 Jun;24(6):799-803. Epub 2007 Nov 9.

Fatigue of dentin-composite interfaces with four-point bend.

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Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA. michal.staninec@ucsf.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

The objective was to determine the fracture and cyclic fatigue properties of composite-dentin beams bonded with a self-etching adhesive in four-point bend.

METHODS:

Beams of rectangular cross-section were shaped to a size of approximately 0.87mmx0.87mmx10mm and placed in a four-point bending apparatus, with the loading points 1.8 and 7.2mm apart, with the interface centered between the inner rollers. Cyclical loading was performed in Hanks' Balanced Salt Solution at 25 degrees C, with forces between 54% and 99% of the bending strength of the bonded beams.

RESULTS:

Solid dentin and solid composite beams [n=6] had bending strengths of 164.4 and 164.6MPa, respectively, under monotonically increasing loads. Bonded beams [n=6] had strengths of 90.6MPa. No significant difference was found between solid composite and solid dentin beams, the bonded beams were different (ANOVA, p<0.0001) With long-term cycling, stresses below 49MPa were tolerated for 10(6) cycles, but with increasing stress up to 90MPa, beams failed earlier, demonstrating that subcritical fatigue cycling will eventually cause failure.

SIGNIFICANCE:

Fatigue may be a significant mechanism of dentin-composite bond degradation.

PMID:
17996931
PMCID:
PMC2473862
DOI:
10.1016/j.dental.2007.09.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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