Journal article

Behavior of resin-based endodontic sealer cements in thin and thick films

Epita S Pane, Joseph EA Palamara, Harold H Messer

DENTAL MATERIALS | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2012

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: For root canal fillings, a thin layer of sealer cement is generally recommended. However, with resin-based sealers, lower bond strength to dentin has been shown in thin layers compared to thick, contrary to typical behavior of adhesive layers between two adherents. The aim of this study was to evaluate tensile and shear bond strength of thin and thick films of three resin-based sealers (one epoxy-based and two methacrylate-based) materials and to investigate corner effects of one methacrylate-based resin sealer. METHODS: Freshly mixed sealer cements were placed between metal-to-metal surfaces of plano-parallel stainless steel aligned rods with diameter 4.7 mm. Ten samples were pr..

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