Hydrostatic intrapulpal pressure and bond strength of bonding systems

C. Prati, D. H. Pashley, G. Montanari

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of intra-pulpal pressure on shear bond strength of three light-cured glass-ionomer cements (GC lining cement, Vitrabond, and Zionomer) and four dentin bonding agents [Gluma/ Scotchbond, Scotchbond 2, MBL, and Clearfill Photo Bond]. Buccal dentin surfaces were prepared just below the DEJ by means of a diamond bur. Dentin treatments were made for Zionomer (Zionomer conditioner), Scotchbond 2 (Scotchprep), MBL (10-3 solution), Clearfill PB (H3PO4), GC lining cement (Polyacrylic acid), and Gluma/Scotchbond (EDTA). Resin composites were inserted into tubes, positioned on dentin, cured, tested after five min or 24 h, and compared with samples bonded and stored under an intra-pulpal pressure of 36 cm of saline. After 24 h in superficial dentin, intrapulpal pressure reduced the bond strength only in MBL, Scotchbond 2, and Zionomer. Clearfill PB bond strength was increased, while Vitrabond, GC lining cement, and Gluma/Scotchbond were unaffected by the presence of pulpal pressure. However, in deep dentin, Scotchbond 2 and Clearfill PB shear bond strengths were significantly reduced by storage in the presence of 36-cm H2O pulpal pressure. Only Vitrabond remained unaffected by pulpal pressure in deep dentin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-58
Number of pages5
JournalDental Materials
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Dentistry(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials


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