Nihal Berke Bulut, Gülümser Evlioğlu, Bilge Gökçen Rohlig, Tamer Çelakıl


Purpose: The aims of this study were; to compare the shear bond strength values of resin-based luting cements using etch-and-rinse, self-etching or self-adhesive techniques and to evaluate the effects of pretreatment with 0.2%, and 2% chlorhexidine (CHX) solutions on the bonding stability to dentin.

Materials and Methods: Ninety specimens were divided into 9 groups of equal sample size (0.2% CHX, 2% CHX and no CHX application groups). Variolink N (multi-step etch-and-rinse technique), Panavia F2.0 (self-etching technique), or RelyX U200 (self-adhesive technique) resin-based luting cement was applied. All specimens were subjected to shear bond strength test (SBS) after bonding procedure. The mode of failure was analyzed by using a stereomicroscope.

Results: There were no significant differences among study groups for the dentin treatment factor. However, for luting cement factor, significant differences were found and Variolink N showed the highest SBS values.

Conclusion: CHX application has no immediate effect on the SBS values of any resin cements. Despite the development of simplified cementation techniques, etch-and-rinse technique is still the most reliable technique because of its high bond strength to dentin.


RelyX U200; Panavia-F 2.0; Variolink; chlorhexidine; shear strength

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17096/jiufd.83565


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