2019 Volume 38 Issue 3 Pages 480-489
The purpose was to evaluate the bond strength between adhesive cement and translucent zirconia in comparison to conventional zirconia. Four brands of translucent zirconia (BruxZir® HT, Lava™ Plus, Prettau® Anterior, and Prettau® Zirconia) and one conventional zirconia (Kavo Everest® ZS) were evaluated. Specimens were divided into groups depending on the pretreatment of the cementation surface of the zirconia: as-produced, hydrofluoric acid treatment, or sandblasted. The groups underwent three different procedures of artificial aging: water storage (24 h), 5,000 thermocycles, or long-term aging, (water storage 150 days including 37,500 thermocycles) before shear bond strength testing. Sandblasting treatment increased the bond strength significantly for all the brands of zirconia, irrespective of artificial aging procedures, in comparison to the control group. Bond strength between adhesive cement to translucent zirconia is equivalent to conventional zirconia. Sandblasting creates a cementation surface that is more durable than as-produced or hydrofluoric-acid-treated, irrespective of type of zirconia.