Dentinal bond strengths and microleakage of a 4-META adhesive to amalgam and composite resin.

R. L. Cooley, E. Y. Tseng, Wayne W. Barkmeier

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A 4-META-containing adhesive was evaluated for its ability to bond a composite resin and two types of amalgam to dentin. One group of composite resin was tested after 24 hours and another group after 24 hours of thermocycling. Shear bond strengths were: composite resin at 24 hours = 22.38 MPa; thermocycled composite resin = 20.86 MPa; spherical alloy = 3.38 MPa; admixed alloy = 3.84 MPa. Microleakage was evaluated after the 4-META adhesive was applied to cavity preparations and compared to that of a group treated with a cavity varnish. There was statistically significantly less microleakage in the 4-META group at both the occlusal and gingival margins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)979-983
Number of pages5
JournalQuintessence International
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1991


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)

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