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Adhesion to tooth structure: A critical review of macro test methods

Roberto R. Braga , Josete B.C. Meira, Leticia C.C. Boaro, Tathy A. Xavier
University of So Paulo School of Dentistry, Dept. of Dental Materials, Av. Prof. Lineu Prestes, 2227, So Paulo, SP 05508-000, Brazil

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Objectives. Bond strength between adhesive systems and the tooth structure is inuenced by a large number of variables, which makes the comparison among studies virtually impossible. Also, failure often times propagates into the dental substrate or the composite, deeming the results questionable at best. In spite of the increased popularity gained by micro-tensile and micro-shear tests, in vitro evaluations using specimens with relatively large bonding

Received 19 November 2009 Accepted 19 November 2009

Keywords: Bond strength Shear Tensile Dental adhesives Finite element analysis

areas remain frequent. This review focuses on aspects related to specimen geometry and test mechanics of macro shear and tensile bond strength tests. Methods. Besides information drawn from the literature, the effect of some parameters on stress distribution at the bonded interface was assessed using nite element analysis (FEA). Results. Bond strength tends to increase with smaller bonding areas and with the use of high elastic modulus composites. Stress concentration at the bonded interface is much more severe in shear compared to tension. Among shear methods, the use of the chisel shows the highest stress concentration. Within the limits suggested by the ISO/TS 11405, crosshead speed does not seem to inuence bond strength values. Pooled data from currently available adhesives tested in either shear or tension showed 44% of adhesive failures, 31% mixed and 25% cohesive in the substrate (tooth or composite). A comparative bond strength study involving three adhesive systems revealed similarities between macro and micro counterparts regarding material ranking, whereas macro tests presented a higher incidence of cohesive failures. Signicance. Simplicity warrants macro bond strength tests an enduring popularity, in spite of their evident limitations. From a mechanical standpoint, knowing the stress distribution at the bonded interface and how it is affected by the materials and loading method used is key to explain the results. 2009 Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of Academy of Dental Materials. All rights reserved.

1. 2. 3. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A survey of recent bond strength studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Variables of inuence related to specimen design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.1. Bonding area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.2. Elastic modulus of the resin composite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . e39 e40 e40 e40 e41

Corresponding author. Tel.: +55 11 30917840. E-mail address: rrbraga@usp.br (R.R. Braga). 0109-5641/$ see front matter 2009 Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of Academy of Dental Materials. All rights reserved. doi:10.1016/j.dental.2009.11.150

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Variables of inuence related to test mechanics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.1. Type of loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.2. Crosshead speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Incidence of cohesive failures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A comparison between macro and micro bond strength tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Over the years, clinicians have relied upon laboratory evaluations to choose which adhesive systems to use in their daily practice. Though the validity of bond strength tests to predict clinical performance of dental adhesives is questionable [1,2], recent evidence shows that clinical results can, to some extent, be estimated based upon laboratory results [35]. Moreover, mechanical testing of bonded interfaces has provided some valuable information in terms of identifying substrate variables [6,7] and helping dene guidelines for application procedures [8]. Until the mid-nineties, shear and tensile bond strength tests were performed exclusively in specimens with relatively large bonded areas, usually 36 mm in diameter (approximately 728 mm2 ). However, the validity of expressing bond strength in terms of nominal (i.e., average) stress has been questioned due to the heterogeneity of the stress distribution at the bonded interface [911]. Moreover, cohesive failure of both the composite and the dental substrate is a common occurrence, precluding an accurate assessment of the interfacial bond strength [12]. The need for new methods to overcome these limitations led to the use of specimens with small bonding areas (i.e., below 2 mm2 ), in the so-called micro-tensile and micro-shear tests [1315]. In spite of the increased popularity of the micro bond strength tests and the criticism endured by the conventional tensile and shear methods, the number of articles using macro tests published in recent years remains high, meaning that a lot of the available data on dental adhesion still comes from mechanical tests performed

in specimens with large bonded areas (Fig. 1). The preference for conventional shear and tensile tests is justied because they are easy to perform, requiring minimal equipment and specimen preparation. However, though a lot of information can be found on specimen geometry and other testing variables for micro bond strength tests [1618], the same is not true for the macro tensile and shear tests. Reviews published in the past evidenced a concern with the bonding substrate and specimen storage conditions, only minimally discussing the variables of the mechanical test itself [1,12,1921]. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) technical specication ISO/TS 11405 [22], published in 1994 and last revised in 2003, reects this tendency, describing with greater detail the characteristics and preparation of the tooth substrate for the bonding procedure, and leaving aspects such as bonding area, testing assemblies or loading conditions more vague. As a result, a wide variety of experimental protocols is found among researchers, with evident effect on the outcomes [23,24]. A systematic review with meta-analysis identied composite type, bonding area, testing mode (shear, tensile or micro-tensile) and crosshead speed as factors that signicantly inuence bond strength, along with several others related to the substrate, specimen storage conditions and thermocycling [25]. The type of device used for load application was also shown to affect the results [2629]. The purpose of this article was to review aspects related to specimen geometry and test mechanics that may inuence macro shear and tensile bond strength results. Finite element analysis (FEA) was used to assess the effect of selected variables on the stress distribution at the bonded interface.

Fig. 1 Number of articles/year published on dentin and enamel bond strength between 1982 and 2008, according to www.scopus.com. Left: articles grouped by testing method, right: articles grouped by specimen dimensions, i.e., macro or micro (publications on bond strength of orthodontic brackets to enamel were not included).


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Fig. 2 Three-dimensional models used for nite element analysis (left: shear; right: tension). Points A and B dene the diameter of the bonding area.

Specimen failure mode was discussed based on data retrieved from the recent literature. Also, a brief comparison between macro and micro bond strength tests was performed using experimental data obtained with three adhesive systems.

3. Variables of inuence related to specimen design

3.1. Bonding area


A survey of recent bond strength studies

In order to verify how researchers are currently performing tensile and shear bond strength tests, 100 studies published between 2007 and 2009 (shear: 74, tensile: 26) were surveyed [30128]. Unsurprisingly, no consensus was found in any of the parameters observed. Most studies used bonding areas between 3 and 4 mm in diameter (57%), while 4% did not include this information. These numbers do not differ from those reported 12 years ago, where the mean diameter among 50 studies was 3.97 mm and 6% of the studies omitted this information [23]. Pre-formed rods were used in 31% of the tensile tests and none of the shear tests. Composite height varied between 2 and 5 mm. A description of the testing method was included in 66% of the studies. For shear loading, the knife-edge rod was used in half of the studies describing the experimental assembly utilized. All studies reported the crosshead speed, with 0.5 and 1.0 mm/min being the most frequent values (46 and 41%, respectively), also in agreement with a recent survey [24]. Specimen failure mode analysis was present in 64% of the studies, performed either under low magnication (1050) using stereomicroscopes (47%) or with the use of scanning electronic microscopy (17%). Regarding sample size, 10 specimens per group were used in 59% of the studies, while 15% used between ve and eight specimens and 26% used between 11 and 25 specimens per group. The highest coefcient of variation found in each study averaged 36 14% (minimum: 10%, maximum: 75%). This average is within the range mentioned in the ISO/TS 11405 as expected for these methods (2050%).

The choice of bonding area used in macro tensile and shear tests is often made based on the substrate area available. The ISO/TR 11405 [22] does not identify a specic value, but it does mention a clear delimitation of the bonding area as an important requirement and shows a diagram of a split mould with a 3-mm diameter hole. The relationship between bonding area and strength has received more attention with the development of micro-tensile and micro-shear tests. For specimens with rectangular bonding areas between 0.25 and 11.65 mm2 , tensile bond strength to dentin was shown to decrease as bonding area increased, following a logarithmic function [13]. A similar trend was observed in enamel, with areas between 0.5 and 3.0 mm2 [7]. Another study showed that specimens with circular cross-section between 1.1 and 3.1 mm2 (1.2 and 2.0 mm in diameter, respectively) presented an inverse linear relationship between bonding area and strength when tested either in tension or shear [14]. Such relationship between bonding area and strength is explained by fracture mechanics, initially derived from a series of experiments and mathematical deductions performed by Grifth [129], from which he concluded that the strength of a solid elastic body is governed by the presence of microscopic aws. A few decades later, Irwin [130] dened the parameters involved in crack propagation. Briey, failure of the bonded interface occurs when a crack propagates from a critical size aw found in an area subjected to high tensile stresses. The larger the bonding area, the higher is the probability of a aw of critical size being present and, consequently, the lower is the specimens bond strength. Very few studies evaluated the inuence of bonding area on macro strength tests. The shear bond strength of a two-

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step etch-and-rinse system (Single Bond, 3M ESPE) did not vary signicantly in specimens with diameters between 2 mm (3.1 mm2 , 20 MPa) and 5 mm (19.6 mm2 , 15 MPa), but it was statistically higher for specimens with 1 mm diameter (0.8 mm2 , 47 MPa) and lower for those with 6 mm diameter (28.3 mm2 , 9 MPa) [131]. Another study testing two three-step systems under tensile loading, Scotchbond Multi-Purpose (3M ESPE) and Optibond (Kerr), showed statistically higher bond strength for 2-mm diameter specimens (10.3 MPa and 15.7 MPa, respectively) compared to 4-mm diameter (7.0 MPa and 11.1 MPa, respectively) [132]. Though macro shear and tension tests show a trend for increased bond strength values with the use of small bonding areas similar to what was observed in micro-tensile specimens, the evidence in the literature is not sufcient to support a denite statement in terms of the inuence of bonding areas on strength values. Therefore, the comparison among studies using different bonding areas must consider the specimen size when interpreting the results.

Table 1 Maximum principal stress ( max ) and maximum shear stress ( max ) at the dentin/composite interface, in MPa, observed in shear and tensile loading as a function of composite elastic modulus (E, in GPa). Composite E (GPa) Shear loading
max max

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159 131 114

123 114 105

18.5 17.8 17.3

7.1 6.6 6.3


Elastic modulus of the resin composite

half of the model was represented (Fig. 2). MSC.PATRAN (MSC Software Corp., Santa Ana, CA, USA) was used for pre- and post-processing, and MSC.Marc was used as processor. In agreement with experimental data, stress concentration at the bonded interface decreased as composite modulus increased from 6 to 12 GPa, which is explained by the reduction in modulus mismatch between both materials. This effect, however, is much less pronounced for tensile loading (Table 1), as previously reported [9]. Also, the effect of composite elastic modulus on bond strength seems to be dependent upon the adhesive system used [82].

The use of stiffer composites may signicantly increase bond strength values. A recent study observed a weak but statistically signicant correlation between dentin shear bond strength and composite exural properties [116]. A similar trend was observed in an earlier study evaluating the tensile bond strength to dentin of an adhesive system associated with different composites [133]. The inuence of composite elastic modulus on stress distribution at the bonded interface was studied by nite element analysis (FEA) using three-dimensional models representing a 3-mm diameter, 2-mm high composite cylinder ( = 0.25) bonded to a dentin disk (E = 18 GPa, = 0.3) through a 50-m thick adhesive layer (E = 2 GPa, = 0.3). A load was applied to the composite either perpendicularly or parallel to the bonded interface in order to produce a nominal stress of 16 MPa. Due to the symmetry in geometry and loading conditions, only

4. Variables of inuence related to test mechanics

4.1. Type of loading

Nominal bond strength values carry an underlying assumption that stresses are uniformly distributed across the bonded interface. However, as displayed in Fig. 3, in the shear test stresses close to the loading area are much higher than the nominal shear value (16 MPa). Moreover, the choice of testing assembly has great inuence on stress distribution. The use of a knife-edge chisel causes severe stress concentration at the load application area, whereas the wire loop shows a better stress distribution at the edge of the bonding area [10]. Stress concentration with the use of the chisel may explain the small

Fig. 3 Stress distributions (maximum principal stress, max , and maximum shear stress, max ) at the dentin side of the dentin/composite interface according to the type of shear loading. Left: 0.2-mm knife-edge chisel; center: 2-mm at rod; right: wire loop. Load was applied at 0.2 mm from the bonded interface. Line AB indicates the diameter of the bonding area.


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Fig. 4 max / max across half of the diameter of the bonded interface according to the type of shear loading, applied 0.2 mm distant from the dentin/adhesive interface (left) or according to the point of load application using a 0.2-mm thick knife-edge chisel (right).

areas of composite cohesive failure close to the loading point observed experimentally [134]. Also, it may explain the statistically lower bond strengths when the chisel is compared against testing assemblies using larger contact areas between the composite and the loading device, such as the Single-Plane Shear Test Assembly (SPSTA) [131], the Ultradent notched rod and the wire loop [2729]. Another important aspect of shear tests is that closer to the interface tensile stresses are actually higher than shear, suggesting that the former is responsible for failure initiation, as previously stated [9,135,136]. For the knife-edge chisel and the wire loop methods, shear stresses start to prevail over tension at 0.3 mm from the load application area, while for the at rod tensile stresses predominate up to 1.2 mm (Fig. 4, left). Therefore, the term shear bond strength would more appropriately refer to the loading mode, rather than the nature of the stress responsible for bonding failure. The distance between the point of load application and the bonded interface in shear tests also affects stress distri-

bution. When load is applied up to 1 mm from the interface, tensile and shear stresses increase towards the bonded interface, explained by the Saint Venant principle (i.e., a generalized stress concentration in areas close to the load application point) [136]. This trend for higher stress concentration with smaller distances is supported by experimental evidence showing lower bond strength when the load was applied at the interface as opposed to a 0.5 mm distance from the dentin substrate [134]. The ratio between maximum shear and maximum principal stress decreases as load application moves away from the interface, indicative of an increase in bending moment (Fig. 4, right). When load is applied at distances beyond 1 mm from the interface (not shown), the increase in tensile stress as load application moves away from the bonded interface becomes even more evident [9,136]. In the tensile test, stresses are far more homogeneous across the interface than in shear and, therefore, maximum principal stress values are much closer to the nominal

Fig. 5 Stress distributions (maximum principal stress, max , and maximum shear stress, max ) at the dentin side of dentin/composite interfaces loaded in tension (left) or shear, using a 0.2 mm chisel applied at 0.2 mm from the interface (right). Line AB indicates the diameter of the bonding area.

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Fig. 6 Average failure mode distribution (in %) according to bonding substrate and testing mode obtained from 37 studies published between 2007 and 2009. Only data where adhesive was applied following manufacturers instructions were included. Numbers on top of each column indicate the number of publications used to calculate the averages.

Fig. 7 Bond strength averages (in MPa) of the adhesive systems according to the testing method used. Error bars correspond to 1 SD. In the same test, columns with the same letter are not statistically different (p > 0.05).

strength. However, the area subjected stress levels close to the maximum is much larger than in the shear test (Fig. 5). The height of the composite cylinder in the tensile test does not inuence stress distribution or magnitude if kept above 2 mm [9].


Crosshead speed

Due to the viscoelastic nature of polymers and composites, it could be expected that bond strength tests would present some strain rate sensitivity. Experimental observations revealed that composite yield strength and elastic modulus increase at higher strain rates [137], possibly due to secondary molecular processes. At high strain rates, the polymer chains become stiffer and molecular mobility is reduced [138]. Determining the actual strain rate (unit: mm/mm s or s1 ) requires an extensometer and depending upon the specimen geometry it may not be feasible. Therefore, specimen loading is usually expressed in terms of crosshead speed, in mm/min. Studies evaluating the inuence of crosshead speed on macro shear and tensile bond strength are few and show contradictory results. Coincidentally, two of them used the same adhesive system and composite (Single Bond and Z100, 3M ESPE). However, bonding areas, specimen storage times and test assemblies were different. One study used the Single-Plane Shear Test Assembly (SPSTA) on specimens with 5-mm diameter bonding areas, nding no statistically significant differences among crosshead speeds between 0.5 and 10 mm/min [131]. The other study used a knife-edge steel rod to test specimens with 3-mm diameter bonding area and found statistically higher bond strengths for those loaded at 1.0 and 5.0 mm/min compared to 0.5 and 0.75 mm/min [139]. A similar scenario is observed with two studies that evaluated the effect of crosshead speed on tensile bond strength. Both used similar bonding areas (3.6 and 4.0 mm in diame-

ter) and while one did not report differences among crosshead speeds ranging from 0.5 to 5.0 mm/min [140], the other found statistically higher bond strengths for crosshead speeds of 5.0 and 10.0 mm/min compared to 0.1, 0.5 and 1.0 mm/min [141]. Such inconsistencies found for both shear and tensile tests may be explained by differences among testing assemblies and/or the brittle nature of dental adhesives and composites. The comparison of crosshead speeds among testing assemblies with different compliance levels is problematic and less meaningful than comparing load rates. Also, it has been veried that at small strains, the strain rate variation had a negligible effect on the measured stress values of amorphous polymers [142]. Nevertheless, it is important to emphasize that among the studies described, only one reported differences in bond strength within the crosshead speed range proposed in the ISO/TS 11405 (0.75 0.30 mm/min).


Incidence of cohesive failures

As mentioned above, reporting bond strength in terms of nominal stress values is questionable due to the heterogeneous stress distribution and also due to the occurrence of cohesive failures both in the dental substrate and the resin composite. Dening categories for classication of failure modes of debonded specimens is a complicated task and, in some instances, the limit between mixed and cohesive failure becomes merely subjective. Fig. 6 shows the failure mode distribution observed in 37 studies recently published according to the bonding substrate and the loading mode [3134,37,3941,43,45,64,73,7680,84,8688,9599,101,102,108, 109,117,118,120,121,123125]. Overall, 44% of the specimens failed exclusively along the bonded interface, while 31% presented mixed failures and 25% presented predominantly (i.e., more than 75% of the bonding area) cohesive failure either at the composite or the dental substrate. Rather than an indication of strong bonding, cohesive failure is explained by the mechanics of the test and the brit-


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Fig. 8 Failure mode distributions (in %) observed under 1030 magnication for each adhesive system, according to the testing method. Top, left: Adper SE Plus; top, right: Adper Single Bond 2; bottom, left: Adper Scotchbond Multi-Purpose; bottom, right: pooled data.

tleness of the materials involved. In the shear test, tensile stress concentration in dentin near the crack tip causes the failure to propagate into the substrate. Versluis et al. [134] veried both experimentally and using a failure accumulation computer model a tendency for dentin failure to increase at lower crosshead speeds, thicker adhesive layers and moving the point of load application away from the bonded interface. Dentin pull-out was also associated with high bond strength values, although the correlation for individual specimens was weak. A recent study evaluating the tensile bond strength of ve resin cements to dentin reported a strong positive correlation between strength values and the area of cohesive failure in resin observed in mixed mode failures, evaluated using scanning electron microscopy [31]. Bonding area has also been associated with the incidence of cohesive failures. Specimens with rectangular cross-sectional areas larger than 7.17 mm2 built using a self-etching primer system (Clearl Liner Bond 2, Kuraray) and loaded in tension showed exclusively cohesive failures in dentin. Between 2.31 and 7.17 mm2 , both cohesive and adhesive failures were observed [13].

6. A comparison between macro and micro bond strength tests

In order to verify how macro bond strength tests compare to their micro counterparts in terms of material ranking, incidence of cohesive failures and data scattering, a three-step (Adper Scothbond Multi-Purpose), a two-step etch-and-rinse

(Adper Single Bond 2) and a self-etch system (Adper SE Plus), all from the same manufacturer (3M ESPE, St. Paul, MN, USA), were tested for bond strength to supercial bovine dentin. Except for the micro-tensile specimens, teeth were embedded in PVC cylinders using self-cure acrylic, with the dentin surface kept 2 mm above the embedding material. Dentin roughness was standardized using a 600-grit SiC paper. For macro shear and tensile tests (n = 10), a 3-mm diameter area was delimited with adhesive tape. After adhesive application following manufacturers directions, a 3-mm height truncated cone was built using a microhybrid composite (LLis, FGM Produtos Odontolgicos, Joinville, Brazil) with the smaller base (3-mm diameter) contacting the adhesive layer. Micro-shear specimens (n = 5) were built by inserting the composite into segments of Tygon tubing (Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Akron, OH, USA), four per tooth, with internal diameter of 0.76 and 0.4 mm in height, and photo-activating it in contact with the adhesive-coated dentin. For the micro-tensile specimens (n = 5), teeth crowns were sectioned perpendicularly to the exposed dentin surface and the resulting dentin area received the adhesive application. Such modication in dentin tubule orientation was necessary to increase the dentin thickness available for specimen sectioning. A 4-mm high composite block was built onto the dentin surface. All specimens were stored in distilled water at 37 C for 24 h prior to testing. For the micro-tensile test, stick-shaped specimens 0.81.0 mm2 (ve per tooth) were cut using a diamond wafering blade immediately prior to testing. For macro- and microshear testing, a 200-m knife-edge chisel placed in contact with the dentin surface was used to debond the composite

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truncated cones/cylinders. Tensile test used a clamp that contacted three-quarters of the truncated cone circumference. Articulated joints were used to assure that the bonded interface was perpendicular to the loading axis. For micro-tensile testing, Geraldelis jigs were used [143]. All tests were carried out at a crosshead speed of 0.5 mm/min. Specimen failure mode was assessed under a stereomicroscope at 1030 magnication. Results were submitted to one-way ANOVA/Tukey test at a pre-set global signicance level of 5%. Bond strength results are displayed in Fig. 7. As discussed above, the reduction in bonding area corresponded to an increase in bond strength values. Macro tests displayed a similar range of values, between 5.6 and 11.5 MPa. Both shear tests ranked the adhesive systems similarly, while for the tensile tests there was an inversion between the two systems with the highest bond strengths. Coefcients of variation ranged between 28 and 36% for shear, 21 and 40% for micro-shear, 32 and 38% for tension and 25 and 64% for the micro-tensile test. The higher scattering displayed by the self-etch system in both micro tests may be explained by the association of lower bond strength with a more technique-sensitive specimen preparation. Failure mode distribution is shown in Fig. 8. Only the adhesive system that achieved the lowest bond strength values in all testing modes did not present cohesive failures. For the other two systems, cohesive failures were more frequent with the macro compared to the micro bond strength tests. Pooled data revealed the incidence of cohesive failures of 45% for shear, 28% for tension, 13% for micro-shear and 12% for micro-tensile test. It must be emphasized, though, that under higher magnication, the incidence of mixed and cohesive failures may increase for all testing modes.

mens loaded in shear, compared to tension. Among the shear methods, the use of the chisel as a loading device causes the most severe stress concentration, which is also supported by experimental ndings showing lower bond strengths compared to other shear loading methods, such as the wire loop or the at rod. Within the limits suggested in the ISO/TR 11405, crosshead speed seems to have little inuence on bond strength results. Finally, in view of the many aspects affecting the results of macro bond strength tests, in order to allow for a more judicious comparison among studies researchers must provide a thorough description of the specimen design and test conguration.

Authors would like to express their gratitude to FGM Produtos Odontolgicos and 3M ESPE for kindly donating the materials used in the experimental section of this review.




The need for tests capable of accurately assessing interfacial bond strength is clear. With that in mind, some would argue that the fracture mechanics approach is the optimal way to achieve controlled crack propagation at the bonded interface to assess adhesion [144,145]. But this method is more complex and time consuming than others for measuring bond strength to the dental substrate. Thus, in spite of their inherent shortcomings, macro bond strength tests will continue to be used for evaluating the adhesion of dental materials to tooth structure due to their simplicity. This review discussed aspects inuencing stress distribution that may impact dentin and enamel bond strength results and failure modes of macro shear and tensile bond strength tests. Some of the information is likely applicable to micro bond strength tests as well. In terms of specimen design, the effect of the elastic modulus of the second substrate, typically resin composite, on test results seems consistent among experimental studies, as well as with FEA data, i.e., a higher modulus mismatch between substrates increases the stress concentration at the interface resulting in lower bond strengths. The inuence of bonding area, on the other hand, remains undened, though at least a trend for increasing bond strength values with the use of smaller bonding areas does exist. Stress concentration is much more severe in speci-

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