Evaluation of bonding strength between selected polymer cements, root dentin
Polimery 2016, No 11-12, 831
The aim of the study was to assess the value of the breaking force of the bonding between selected polymer cements, root dentin and fiber reinforced composite (FRC) posts. Five resin based luting cements were selected for use in the study. Tests were performed on a total of 30 teeth, which were divided into two groups. Fifteen teeth were installed vertically and 15 with an angle of 45°. All samples were exposed to crushing forces in an Instron 4411 device. After the strength tests, each sample was analyzed by micro-CT (micro computed tomography) in order to verify that the forces did not cause defects in the areas of the adhesive connection. The differences observed in the present study only involved the posts that failed at different values of the acting forces – in the case of the vertical sample, x =532.5 N and in the case with an angle of 45°, x = 117.9 N. For the micro-CT images, there were no defects in the analyzed areas of the adhesive connections. Under the conditions of the current study, all selected polymer cements showed the required level of bonding.