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Volume 21 , Issue 1
January/February 2008

Pages 4549

Shear Bond Strength of a Light-Cured Veneering Composite to Fiber-Reinforced Composite Substrates

Athina Antonopoulou, DDS/Andreas Hatzikyriakos, DDS, PhD/Triantafillos Papadopoulos, DDS, PhD/Pavlos Garefis, DDS, PhD

PMID: 18350946

Purpose: The aim of this study was to compare the shear bond strength of a veneering composite to 2 differently treated fiber-reinforced composite (FRC) substrates and to a base metal alloy. Materials and Methods: A veneering composite (SR Adoro) was bonded to the following substrates: (1) a nickel-chromium base metal alloy (control, group A), (2) an FRC substructure (Vectris) with a flat surface (group B), and (3) an FRC substructure (Vectris) with retentive rods 0.5 X 0.5 mm in cross section and 10 mm in length, positioned parallel to each other at a distance of 0.5 mm (group C). Thirty-nine specimens were fabricated and divided into 3 groups of equal size. All specimens were thermocycled for 5,000 cycles at 5C and 55C with dwell time of 30 seconds in each bath. Evaluation of shear bond strength was performed at a constant crosshead speed of 0.5 mm/min according to ISO 10477. Results: The mean values for the shear bond strength were 19.29 MPa for the control group (group A), 16.66 MPa for group B, and 16.74 MPa for group C. Despite a tendency to higher bond strength of group A specimens, no statistically significant difference was recorded between the groups (P > .05). Conclusions: No statistically significant difference was found between the metal and FRC substructures. Retentive rods on the FRC substructure do not seem to increase the bond strength significantly. Int J Prosthodont 2008;21:4549.

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