In vitro comparison of the shear bond strength of amalgam to tooth structure using two bonding agents--lutting glass ionomer and 4-META.

K. Sheela, P. T. Sudeep, V. Hegde, R. F. Francis, K. S. Bhat

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Abstract

Bonding dental amalgam to tooth structure using 4-META has become an accepted clinical procedure. Glass ionomer cements possess the ability to bind to tooth structure as well as to the components of dental amalgam. The present in vitro study evaluates the shear bond strength of amalgam to tooth structure using luting glass ionomer as a bond mediating agent, and compares with that obtained using 4-META. Results indicate that it is possible to bond amalgam to tooth structure using a thin layer of glass ionomer cement. The shear bond strength of glass ionomer cement mediated bond is significant and may be adequate for clinical application.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-11
Number of pages7
JournalIndian journal of dental research : official publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
Volume9
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)

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