Effect of intrapulpal pressure on the bonding strength of resin cement to dentin

Y. X. Pan, X. H. Li, Fucong Tian, X. Y. Wang

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of intrapulpal pressure simulation on the micro-tensile bond strength (μTBS) of resin cement to dentin. METHODS: Thirty extracted human third molars were selected. Occlusal enamel was removed to expose dentine surface and teeth with residual dentin thickness of 0.5-2.5 mm were selected. Dye permeation through dentin tubules with or without intrapulpal pressure (IPP) simulation, or after Single Bond Universal (SBU) application on dentin surface with IPP simulation were observed at the end of 0 min, 5 min, 30 min and 2 h. The teeth with residual dentin thickness of (1.0±0.1) mm were divided into 2 groups with IPP simulation of 15 or 0 cmH2O (1 cmH2O=0.098 kPa), which was maintained for 30 min before bonding procedure. SBU was applied on the dentin surface and light cured, then RelyX Ultimate (RLX) cement was heaped on the dentin surface (diameter=10 mm, height=4 mm) and light-cured. After the dentin-resin cement samples were stored in distilled water for 24 h at 37 °C, the samples were cut into beams with cross sectional area of 0.9 mm×0.9 mm for μTSB testing (n=100). The data were analyzed with two independent samples t-test (α=0.05). The fracture mode was observed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The results were analyzed with Fisher exact test (α=0.05). The rest of dentin-resin cement samples (five samples for each group) were cut perpendicular to the bonding interface and the morphology of the bonding interface was observed using SEM. RESULTS: The dye permeation through dentin tubules with IPP simulation was faster than those without IPP simulation. The μTSB of RLX to dentin with and without IPP simulation were (26.26±9.78) MPa and (28.70±9.0) MPa, respectively. The most frequent fracture mode was mixed-fracture mode. There was no significant difference between the two groups for neither bond strength nor fracture types distribution (P>0.05). Regarding the morphology of dentin-resin cement bonding interface, both groups showed 4-8 μm finger-like resin tags. CONCLUSION: With SBU pretreatment, the IPP simulation had no influence on the immediate bond strength of RLX to dentin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-326
Number of pages6
JournalBeijing da xue xue bao. Yi xue ban = Journal of Peking University. Health sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 18 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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