Influence of previous provisional cementation on the bond strength between two definitive resin-based luting and dentin bonding agents and human dentin

Erkut S., Kuecuekesmen H. C., Eminkahyagil N., Imirzalioglu P., Karabulut E.

OPERATIVE DENTISTRY, vol.32, no.1, pp.84-93, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.2341/06-27
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.84-93
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This study evaluated the effect of two different types of provisional luting agents (RelyX Temp E, eugenol-based; RelyX Temp NE, eugenol-free) on the shear bond strengths between human dentin and two different resin-based luting systems (RelyX ARC-Single Bond and Duo Link-One Step) after cementation with two different techniques (dual bonding and conventional technique). One hundred human molars were trimmed parallel to the original long axis, to expose flat dentin surfaces, and were divided into three groups. After related surface treatments for each specimen, the resin-based luting agent was applied in a silicone cylindrical mold (3.5 x 4 mm), placed on the bonding-agent-treated dentin surfaces and polymerized. In the control group (n=20), the specimens were further divided into two groups (n=10), and two different resin-based luting systems were immediately applied following the manufacturer's protocols: RelyX ARC-Single Bond (Group I C) and Duo Link-One Step (Group 11 Q. In the provisionalization group (n=40), the specimens were further divided into four subgroups of 10 specimens each (Group I N, I E and Group II N, 11 E). In Groups I N and 11 N, eugenol-free (RelyX NE), and in groups I E and II E, eugenol-based (RelyX E) provisional luting agents (PLA), were applied on the dentin surface. The dentin surfaces were cleaned with a flour-free pumice, and the resin-based luting systems RelyX ARC (Group I N and E) and Duo Link (Group 11 N and E) were applied. In the Dual bonding groups (n=40), the specimens were divided into four subgroups of 10 specimens each (Group I ND, ED and Group 11 ND, ED). The specimens were treated with Single Bond (Groups I ND and ED) or One Step (Groups 11 ND and ED). After the dentin bonding agent treatment, RelyX Temp NE was applied to Groups I ND and 11 ND, and RelyX Temp E was applied to Groups I ED and 11 ED. The dentin surfaces were then cleaned as described in the provisionalization group, and the resin-based luting systems were applied: RelyXARC-Single Bond (Group I ND and ED) and Duo Link-One Step (Group II ND and ED). After 1,000 thermal cycles between 5 degrees C and 55 degrees C, shear bond testing was conducted at a crosshead speed of 0.5 mm/minutes. One-way ANOVA, followed by a post hoc Tukey test (alpha=0.05) was done. The dentin-resin-based luting system interfaces were evaluated under a scanning electron microscope. There was a significant reduction in the mean shear bond strength values of groups subjected to the provisionalization compared to the control and dual bonding technique groups (p<0.05). The composition of provisional luting did not create a significant difference with regard to reducing shear bond strength values (p>0.05). With regard to resin based luting systems, the shear bond strength values of the double-bond technique groups were not significantly different from the controls (p>0.05).