Influence of three specimen fixation modes on the micro-tensile bond strength of adhesives to dentin.

@article{Poitevin2007InfluenceOT,
  title={Influence of three specimen fixation modes on the micro-tensile bond strength of adhesives to dentin.},
  author={Andr{\'e} Poitevin and Jan de Munck and Kirsten L van Landuyt and Eduardo Tavares Coutinho and Marleen Peumans and Paul F. Lambrechts and Bart van Meerbeek},
  journal={Dental materials journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={694-9}
}
The aim of this study was to investigate in how far the way the specimen is fixed to the testing device influences the micro-tensile bond strength of adhesives to dentin. Compared to a flat jig, a notched jig enables the specimen to be aligned easier and more accurately perpendicular to the interface, thereby concentrating better the tensile stress at the actual interface. A notched jig yielded a significantly higher bond strength and the graphs showed more uniform fracture curves. On the other… CONTINUE READING