Bonding characteristics of self-etching adhesives to intact versus prepared enamel.

PURPOSE This study tested the null hypothesis that the preparation of the enamel surface would not affect the enamel microtensile bond strengths of self-etching adhesive materials. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ten bovine incisors were trimmed with a diamond saw to obtain a squared enamel surface with an area of 8 x 8 mm. The specimens were randomly assigned to… CONTINUE READING