Shear strengths of ten commercial dentin bonding agents

J. W. Reinhardt, D. C.N. Chan, D. B. Boyer

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Numerous chemical agents have recently been introduced for the purpose of bonding composite resins to dentin. This in vitro study examined the shear bond strength of 10 dentin bonding agents which are commercially available. The bonding agents were used to attach a visible-light-curing microfilled composite resin (Silux) to extracted human teeth. Significant differences in bond strength were found using the different dentin bonding agents. The mean shear strengths ranged from 1 to 93 kg/cm2. Many of the products created a dentin bond which is stronger than that reported for glass ionomer restorative materials. There was no difference in the bond strengths of each product when bonded by either of two investigators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-45
Number of pages3
JournalDental Materials
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1987
Externally publishedYes


  • composite resin
  • dentin bonding agents
  • glass ionomer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Dentistry
  • Mechanics of Materials


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