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OBJECTIVE This study determined the ultimate tensile strength (UTS) of enamel (E), dentin (D) and dentin-enamel junction (DEJ) using the microtensile technique. It was hypothesized that the UTS of dental structures varies according to location and nature. METHODS Intact occlusal enamel surfaces from extracted human third molars were etched with 37%(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the surface roughness, microhardness and morphology of human enamel exposed to six bleaching agents (at baseline and post-treatment). Human dental enamel samples were obtained from human third molars and randomly divided into seven groups (n = 11): control, Whiteness Perfect--10% carbamide peroxide (10% CP), Colgate(More)
Concern has been expressed regarding the adverse effects of peroxide-containing tooth bleaching agents on enamel surface. This study examined enamel average surface roughness before (baseline) and after an in-office bleaching protocol and investigated the influence of high concentrations of carbamide peroxide gels on its surface staining and morphology.(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the surface roughness of two packable composites after finishing and polishing with six different systems. MATERIALS AND METHODS Solitaire and Alert composite samples were prepared and polished with Poli I and Poli II aluminum oxide pastes, Ultralap diamond paste, Enhance finishing points, Politip rubber polishers, fine and extra fine(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of the present study was to investigate the influence of various finishing systems on the surface roughness and staining of three packable resin composites and a conventional microhybrid one. METHODS Three packable composites (Solitaire-Heraeus-Kulzer, ALERT-Jeneric-Pentron, SureFil-Dentsply) and a conventional microhybrid(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effects of different curing conditions on the degree of conversion (DC) of dual-cured cementing systems [combination of bonding agent (BA) and resin cement (RC)] using infrared spectroscopy. METHODS Four fourth generation products [Scotchbond Multipurpose Plus/RelyX (3M ESPE), Optibond/Nexus 2 (Kerr), All Bond2/Duolink (Bisco),(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of single-step self-etching adhesives in preventing nanoleakage over a 90-day water-storage period, and analyse the ultramorphological characteristics of resin-dentin interfaces. Three single-step self-etching adhesives were evaluated: Adper Prompt L-Pop - LP (3M ESPE), iBond - iB (Heraeus Kulzer), and(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the features of dentinal tubules occlusion following application of three commercially available desensitizing agents: potassium oxalate-based / Oxa-Gel (OX), HEMA and glutaraldehyde-based / Gluma Desensitizer (GD) and acidulated phosphate fluoride-based / Nupro Gel (AF). Buccal cervical areas of twenty-four extracted(More)
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated the dentine bond strength (BS) and the antibacterial activity (AA) of six adhesives against strict anaerobic and facultative bacteria. METHODS Three adhesives containing antibacterial components (Gluma 2Bond (glutaraldehyde)/G2B, Clearfil SE Protect (MDPB)/CSP and Peak Universal Bond (PUB)/chlorhexidine) and the same(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of low concentrations of carbamide peroxide bleaching agents (CP) on the ultimate tensile strength of enamel (UTS). METHODS Resin composite structure was built-up on the bonded occlusal surface of 12 sound third molars to facilitate specimen preparation for microtensile testing. The bonded teeth(More)