Objective. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the shear bond strength (SBS) of two dual-curing resin cements to two high-strength ceramics with different surface texture. Material and methods. Composite cylinders were bonded to aluminum oxide (A) and zirconium oxide (Z) ceramic disks with six different surfaces. Investigated surfaces were for both ceramics: dry-pressed Procera Crown (A1, Z1), machined Procera Bridge (A2, Z2), airborne particle abraded Procera bridge (A3, Z3). Additional surfaces were, for alumina, dry-pressed Procera Laminate (A4) and, for zirconia, two modified surfaces (Z4, Z5). Two adhesive resin cements were used (Clearfil Esthetic and RelyX ARC). SBS was tested in a universal testing machine before and after artificial aging by thermal cycling. Results. Mean SBS ranged from 6.1 to 38.4 MPa before and from 0.0 to 41.4 MPa after aging. Clearfil Esthetic in A3, A4, and Z3 performed better than RelyX ARC. Aging decreased SBS, except for Z1, Z4, and Z5. For alumina, A4 was higher in SBS than A2, but similar to A1 and A3. For zirconia, Z5 showed the highest SBS. Z4 was higher than Z2 and Z3, but similar to Z1. Conclusions. Shear bond strength to alumina and zirconia increases with surface roughness. The modified zirconia surface Z5 provides stable long-term shear bond strength and can be bonded to either of the two used cements.
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