Are self-adhesive resin cements a valid alternative to conventional resin cements? A laboratory study of the long-term bond strength.

@article{Hitz2012AreSR,
  title={Are self-adhesive resin cements a valid alternative to conventional resin cements? A laboratory study of the long-term bond strength.},
  author={Thomas Hitz and Bogna Stawarczyk and Jens Fischer and Christoph Hans Franz H{\"a}mmerle and Irena Sailer},
  journal={Dental materials : official publication of the Academy of Dental Materials},
  year={2012},
  volume={28 11},
  pages={1183-90}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to test whether or not the shear bond strengths of six self-adhesive resin cements to dentin and to glass-ceramic, 24h and long-term-aged, are similar to the one of a conventional resin cement. METHODS Human molars (N=168, n=12 per group) and silicabased glass-ceramic specimens (N=168, n=12 per group) were embedded in acrylic resin and randomly divided into 28 groups. The following resin cements were luted according to the manufacturers' instructions… CONTINUE READING