Author(s): Hashimoto M, Fujita S, Kaga M, Yawaka Y
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Abstract This study evaluated the effect of water on dentin substrate bonding of one-bottle self-etching adhesives. Dentin substrates were divided into two groups: wet and dry dentin. Wet dentin is the normal substrate for bond testing whereas dry dentin was dehydrated in a desiccator for 24 hours. Bonded dehydrated teeth were then divided into two subgroups: stored in water or in desiccator for 24 hours. Microtensile bond strength of resin to dentin was measured using three one-bottle self-etching adhesives. In addition, nanoleakage evaluation was performed through the analyses of SEM and TEM micrographs. The bond strength of dry-dentin group was significantly greater than that of wet-dentin. Further, the amount of nanoleakage within the adhesive interface of dry-dentin group was less than that of wet-dentin. Results showed that bond strength and nanoleakage formation depended on the bonding substrate (wet versus dry dentin) before bonding. One-bottle self-etching adhesives might suck the water from dentinal tubules during bonding by osmosis, leading to nanoleakage formation and thus a decline in bond strength.
This article was published in Dent Mater J
and referenced in Dentistry