The Journal of Adhesive Dentistry



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J Adhes Dent 15 (2013), No. 4     7. Aug. 2013
J Adhes Dent 15 (2013), No. 4  (07.08.2013)

Page 333-340, doi:10.3290/j.jad.a29380, PubMed:23534031

Resin-Dentin Bonds of Etch-and-Rinse Adhesives to Alcohol-saturated Acid-etched Dentin
Barros, Lívia de Oliveira / Apolonio, Fabianni Magalhães / Loguercio, Alessandro Dourado / Saboia, Vicente de Paulo Aragão
Purpose: To evaluate the effect of the alcohol wet-bonding technique on bond performance of the adhesive interface produced by two-step etch-and-rinse adhesive systems.
Materials and Methods: Composite buildups were bonded to sectioned human third molars using Adper Single Bond 2 (SB) bonded to acid-etched dentin saturated with water (control) or ethanol, or XP Bond (XP) bonded to acid-etched dentin saturated with water (control) or tert-butanol. A simplified dentin dehydration protocol was performed using 100% ethanol or 99.5% tert-butanol directly applied to dentin for 60 s. Specimens were cut into nontrimming dentin-composite beams that were divided equally in two subgroups: immediately tested and after immersion in 10% NaOCl solution for 1 h. Specimens were tested in tension at a crosshead speed of 1 mm/ min until failure, and the failure mode was evaluated. Data were statistically analyzed with three-way ANOVA and Tukey's test (α = 0.05). Additional dentin disks were bonded using the same groups tested and examined for leakage under light microscopy after immersion in ammoniacal silver nitrate solution.
Results: The SB control group showed significantly higher bond strength values than did SB used on ethanolsaturated dentin (p < 0.05); this tendency was confirmed by the silver nitrate deposition. The use of tert-butanol did not influence XP bond strength values (p > 0.05) or silver nitrate penetration. NaOCl solution significantly reduced the bond strength of all groups tested (p < 0.05) and also increased the interfacial silver nitrate penetration.
Conclusion: The simplified alcohol wet-bonding technique used in the present study was not able to improve resin/dentin bond performance for simplified etch-and-rinse adhesive systems.

Keywords: bond strength, ethanol wet-bonding, solvent, dentin
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