Micro-tensile bond strength to surface and subsurface enamel.

  title={Micro-tensile bond strength to surface and subsurface enamel.},
  author={Rania Hadad and Ross S Hobson and John Francis McCabe},
  journal={Dental materials : official publication of the Academy of Dental Materials},
  volume={22 9},
UNLABELLED Testing of bond strength to enamel has been undertaken on both surface and subsurface enamel on the assumption that it is the same substrate. Over recent years, the micro-tensile method has become widely used for the evaluation of dental adhesives. However, there have been no micro-tensile bond strength studies comparing surface and subsurface enamel using orthodontic adhesives. It has been proposed that the bond strength to subsurface enamel is greater than that to surface enamel… CONTINUE READING