Self-etch vs etch-and-rinse adhesives: Effect of thermo-mechanical fatigue loading on marginal quality of bonded resin composite restorations

Roland Frankenberger, Franklin Chi Meng Tay

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The marginal integrity of dentine adhesives bonded to enamel and dentine, before and after thermo-mechanical loading (TML) was investigated. All adhesives under investigation exhibited a certain amount of deterioration relating to marginal quality in enamel and dentine. It was found that Enamel bonding was more effective with phosphoric acid-etching. For self-etch adhesives, the all-in-one bonding approach was less effective than 2-step self-etch systems that encompass the use of separate hydrophobic bonding resins, especially in bonding to dentine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-412
Number of pages16
JournalDental Materials
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2005
Externally publishedYes



  • Adhesives
  • Dentine
  • Enamel
  • Fatigue
  • Resin composites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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