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The aim of this study was to investigate the bond strength and adhesion of commercially available polydimethylsiloxane denture liner (Molloplast-B) to alumina-abraded or lased heat-cured polymethyl methacrylate denture base resin. The effect of laser irradiation on denture base resin by a surface analyzer and scanning-electron microscopy (SEM) was also(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM The erbium, chromium: yttrium, scandium, gallium, garnet (Er,Cr:YSGG) hydrokinetic laser system has been successful in the ablation of dental tissues. It has been reported that this system is also useful for preparing tooth surfaces for adhesion, but results to date have been controversial. PURPOSE This in vitro study evaluated the(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of different surface treatments (air abrasion, acid etching, and laser irradiation) on the surface roughness and bond strength of a low fusing ceramic. Thirty-six discs of low fusing ceramic (Finesse, Ceramco) were prepared (10 mm in diameter and 2 mm in thickness) according to the manufacturer’s(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Cementation of inlay restoration is critical. Because of its high organic content, dentin is a less favorable substrate for bonding than enamel. Therefore it is important to improve dentin adhesion when placing ceramic inlay restorations. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare the dentin bond strengths of 2 different ceramic(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to evaluate the effect of hydrogen peroxide bleaching agents, both nonactivated and activated by a neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser, and of antioxidant treatment on the shear bond strength (SBS) of orthodontic brackets. BACKGROUND DATA Nd:YAG laser activation is expected to accelerate the bleaching(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM The formation of biofilm and bacterial accumulation on dental materials may lead to the development of gingival inflammation and secondary caries. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of different surface finishing and polishing methods on surface roughness and the adhesion of S. mutans bacteria to 2(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of ferrule with different heights on the stress distribution of dentin and the restoration-tooth complex, using the finite element stress analysis method. Three-dimensional finite element models simulating an endodontically treated maxillary central incisor restored with an all-ceramic crown were prepared.(More)
This study investigated the influence of the elastic modulus of supporting dies on the fracture strengths of all-ceramic materials used in dental crowns. Four different types of supporting die materials (dentin, epoxy resin, brass, and stainless steel) (24 per group) were prepared using a milling machine to simulate a mandibular molar all-ceramic core(More)
Composite resins were reinforced with glass and polyethylene fibers in this study, and the effect of fiber reinforcement on the color change of composite resins was investigated. After accelerated aging, the effect of fiber reinforcement on the color stability of composite resins was also examined. There were three experimental groups (n=12 disks per(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of two dentin desensitizers on the pulp chamber temperature increase during fabrication of provisional restorations by a direct method. Sixty intact extracted mandibular third molars were prepared for a metal-ceramic complete crown. Then the teeth were randomly divided into three groups of 20 each. Group(More)