Effect of surface treatments on the shear bond strength of luting cements to Y-TZP ceramic.


STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Because zirconia is a glass-free material, alternative surface treatments such as airborne-particle abrasion or silica coating should be used for long-term bonding. However, these surface treatments in combination with different bonding agents and luting cements have not yet been studied. PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2014.09.012