Interaction between total-etch and self-etch adhesives and conventional and self-adhesive resin cements


  • Carlos Rocha Gomes Torres São Paulo State University
  • Léia Quintanilha Pinto São Paulo State University
  • André Gilberto Leonel São Paulo State University
  • César Rogério Pucci São Paulo State University
  • Alessandra Bühler Borges São Paulo State University



Cementation. Shear strength. Dental enamel


The aim of this study was to compare the bond strength to enamel between resin cements combined with total-etch and self-etch adhesive systems and a self-adhesive cement. Eighty bovine incisors had their buccal surface ground flat exposing a plane area in the enamel. Eighty Artglass resin cylinders measuring 3 mm in diameter and 4 mm in height were fabricated. The teeth were divided into eight groups of 10 teeth each and the resin cylinders were cemented with different adhesive systems and resin cements: G1: RelyX Unicem (self-adhesive cement); G2: H3 PO4 + Single Bond + RelyX ARC; G3: AdheSE + Variolink II; G4: H3 PO4 + Excite + Variolink II; G5: Xeno III + Enforce; G6: H3 PO4 + Prime&Bond NT + Enforce; G7: Bistite Primers 1 and 2 + Bistite II DC; G8: H3 PO4 + Bistite Primers 1 and 2 + Bistite II DC. After application of the adhesives, the cylinders were cemented according to manufacturer instructions. The specimens were submitted to 2000 thermal cycles at a temperature ranging from 5±5°C to 55±5°C, and shear bond strength was then tested at a velocity of 1 mm/min. The data were analyzed by ANOVA and the Tukey’s test (á=5%), obtaining a p value of 0.00. The following mean (±standard deviation) bond strength values were observed for each group: G1: 5.14(±0.99)a; G3: 16.23(±4.69)b; G7: 17.82(±3.66)b; G5: 18.48(±2.88)bc; G8: 20.15(±4.12)bc; G4: 22.85(±3.08)cd; G2: 24.96(±2.89)d; G6: 26.07(±1.69)d. Groups followed by the same letters did not differ significantly. For most of the resin cements tested, the application of adhesive systems using acid etching resulted in a higher bond strength when compared to the self-etch adhesive systems and to the selfadhesive cement.


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Author Biographies

Carlos Rocha Gomes Torres, São Paulo State University

Possui graduação em Odontologia pela Universidade Estadual Paulista - UNESP (1995), doutorado em Odontologia Restauradora pela Universidade Estadual Paulista - UNESP (2002), Pós-doutorado pela Universidade de Zürich - Suiça (2009) e Livre-docência em Dentística pela UNESP (2013)

César Rogério Pucci, São Paulo State University

Possui graduação em Odontologia (1989), mestrado em Odontologia (1998) e doutorado em Odontologia Restauradora pela Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (2002), Pós Doutorado pela Georgia Health Sciences University (2011). 

Alessandra Bühler Borges, São Paulo State University

Possui graduação em Odontologia pela Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (1995), mestrado em Odontologia Restauradora pela Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (1999), doutorado em Odontologia Restauradora pela Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (2003) e pós-doutorado pela University of Indiana (2013).


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Torres CRG, Pinto LQ, Leonel AG, Pucci CR, Borges AB. Interaction between total-etch and self-etch adhesives and conventional and self-adhesive resin cements. Braz. J. Oral Sci. [Internet]. 2016 Jan. 21 [cited 2022 Dec. 3];6(22):1376-82. Available from:




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