2015 Volume 34 Issue 2 Pages 181-188
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of remaining dentin thickness (RDT) on the bond strength of current adhesive systems. Third molars were randomly allocated among four groups depending on the adhesive system used: Clearfil SE Bond ONE (SE1), G-Bond PLUS (GB), BeautiBond (BB), and Clearfil Mega Bond (MB). Bonded specimens were stored in water at 37°C for 24 h. Teeth were then sectioned perpendicular to the adhesive interface to produce beams. After measuring RDT of each beam, microtensile bond strength test was carried out using a universal testing machine at a crosshead speed of 1 mm/min. All data were analyzed by linear regression analysis. Bond strengths of one-step self-etch materials used in this study increased with an increase in RDT. In contrast, that of two-step self-etch adhesive system was not affected by RDT.