2019 Volume 61 Issue 2 Pages 327-334
This study investigated bond strength of CAD/CAM-manufactured composite resin and ceramic veneers to a zirconia framework and analyzed the effect of treatments of veneer surfaces. A CAD/CAM resin-based (AVE) composite or lithium disilicate ceramic (IEC) block was used as the veneer material. AVE and IEC specimens were assigned to receive one of three surface treatments (n = 22): no surface treatment, acid-etching with 9.5% hydrofluoric acid gel, and airborne-particle abrasion with alumina particles. Zirconia disks and AVE or IEC specimens in each group were bonded with a resin-based luting agent, and shear bond strength of the specimens was measured at 0 and 20,000 thermocycles. Significant differences were assessed by the Steel-Dwass test for multiple comparisons and Mann-Whitney U-test (α = 0.05). As compared with other surface treatments, bond strengths were significantly higher at 0 and 20,000 thermocycles in the airborne-particle abraded AVE and acid-etched IEC specimens. Airborne-particle abrasion of the surface of AVE specimens increased bond strength between AVE veneers and zirconia frameworks, while hydrofluoric acid treatment enhanced bond strength between IEC veneers and zirconia frameworks.