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J Prosthet Dent. 1995 Nov;74(5):469-75.

Bond strength, interfacial characterization, and fracture surface analysis for a new stress-breaking bonding agent.

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Department of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of California at San Francisco, USA.


Three commercial dentin bonding systems were analyzed by tensile bond testing, area analysis of fractured surfaces, and SEM analysis of the tooth-resin interfaces. Tensile bond strengths in megapascals(SD) were Tenure-Marathon V ([T-M]; 8.86[3.02]), new system with low-viscosity resin ([K-LVR-P]; 6.50[2.01]), and new system without low-viscosity resin ([K-P] = 7.28[1.75]), which were significantly greater than Scotch-bond 2-P50 ([SB-P50]; 3.96[1.02]). Gaps that ranged up to 5.6 microns (mean for the group) were observed around most of the restorations at dentin surfaces and less so at enamel surfaces, where some of the restorations remained free of gaps. The gaps near the dentin margin were significantly smaller for K-LVR-P than for SB-P50. The tensile test revealed mixed failure modes in all systems, and in the cross sections of class V restorations, the gaps were confined to the dentin-resin junction.

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