1. Assessment of Self-Adhesive Resin Composites: Nondestructive Imaging of Resin–Dentin Interfacial Adaptation and Shear Bond Strength

    Assessment of Self-Adhesive Resin Composites: Nondestructive Imaging of Resin–Dentin Interfacial Adaptation and Shear Bond Strength

    Shear bond strength (SBS) and the interfacial adaptation (IA) of self-adhesive resin (SAR) composites to dentin were evaluated. Two SARs [Vertise Flow (VTF) and Fusio Liquid Dentin (FLD)] were evaluated and compared with a conventional restorative system [adhesive: OptiBond FL and composite: Herculite Précis (OBF/HP)]. Human third molars were used for SBS testing and IA imaging (n=7) using optical coherence tomography (OCT). Flattened dentin disks were prepared and the composites were applied into molds (2.4 mm diameter) that were positioned on dentin. Samples were subjected to SBS testing and OCT analysis, which considered an increase in ...

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