Dentinal shear bond strength, microleakage, and contraction gap of visible light-polymerized liners/bases

Robert L. Cooley, Wayne W. Barkmeier

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The bond strength and microleakage patterns of three light-curing glass-ionomer cement liners/bases (Vitrebond, XR Ionomer, and Zionomer) were evaluated and compared to a fluoride-releasing resin (TimeLine) designed for the same use. Bond strength tests were performed at 24 hours and 7 days. At 24 hours Vitrebond, Time-Line, and Zionomer had statistically significantly greater bond strengths than XR Ionomer. At 7 days, Vitrebond had a statistically significantly stronger bond than the others. Microleakage was evaluated after 24 hours of thermocycling. Vitrebond and XR Ionomer had statistically significantly less leakage than the others, while TimeLine had significantly more leakage than the others. Polymerization contraction gaps between the liners/bases and dentin were examined with scanning electron microscopy. Contraction gaps were approximately 10 microns with Vitrebond and XR Ionomer and 5 microns with TimeLine. A contraction gap generally was not observed with Zionomer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)467-474
Number of pages8
JournalQuintessence international
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)

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