Bond strength of prosthodontic luting materials to titanium after localized cyclic loading

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  • Purpose: To establish an in vitro analysis system to evaluate the effect of cyclic loading on the bond strengths and durability of luting materials bonded to titanium. Materials and Methods: Machine-milled titanium disks were finished with 600 grit silicon-carbide paper and pairs of disks were bonded together using the five different luting materials. A stainless steel stylus was vertically loaded at a center position (Model 1) or at the border (Model 2) of the specimens with a force of 75.6 N at 7500 cycles/hr. When the stylus contacted the specimen surface through the water slurry of poly(methyl methacrylate) beads, it rotated clockwise up to 15° and counter-rotated. Shear bond strengths were determined 1 hr after bonding, after storage in water at room temperature for 24 hr, and after the loading for 100,000 cycles. Results: The bond strengths of the unfilled adhesive resin and resin-based composite cement (RBC) were significantly higher than those of the glass-ionomer cements. Zinc phosphate cement demonstrated no bonding ability to titanium. After 100,000 cycles, peripheral loading in Model 2 significantly reduced the bond strength of the RBC and glass-ionomer cements, while Model 1 loading did not. The highest and the most durable bonds were obtained with the unfilled adhesive resin in both models.
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  • Taira Y; Suzuki S; Givan DA; Lacefield W; Atsuta M
  • Start Page

  • 251
  • End Page

  • 254
  • Volume

  • 13
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  • 5