Evaluation of an alternative technique to optimize direct bonding of orthodontic brackets to temporary crowns

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Edition V20N04 | Year 2015 | Editorial Article | Pages 57 to 62

Francilena Maria Campos Santos Dias , Célia Regina Maio Pinzan-vercelino , Rudys Rodolfo De Jesus Tavares , Júlio De Araújo Gurgel , Fausto Silva Bramante , Melissa Nogueira Proença Fialho

Objective: To compare shear bond strength of different direct bonding techniques of orthodontic brackets to acrylic resin surfaces. Methods: The sample comprised 64 discs of chemically activated acrylic resin (CAAR) randomly divided into four groups: discs in group 1 were bonded by means of light-cured composite resin (conventional adhesive); discs in group 2 had surfaces roughened with a diamond bur followed by conventional direct bonding by means of light-cured composite resin; discs in group 3 were bonded by means of CAAR (alternative adhesive); and discs in group 4 had surfaces roughened with a diamond bur followed by direct bonding by means of CAAR. Shear bond strength values were determined after 24 hours by means of a universal testing machine at a speed of 0.5 mm/min, and compared by analysis of variance followed by post-hoc Tukey test. Adhesive remnant index (ARI) was measured and compared among groups by means of Kruskal-Wallis and Dunn tests. Results: Groups 3 and 4 had significantly greater shear bond strength values in comparison to groups 1 and 2. Groups 3 and 4 yielded similar results. Group 2 showed better results when compared to group 1. In ARI analyses, groups 1 and 2 predominantly exhibited a score equal to 0, whereas groups 3 and 4 predominantly exhibited a score equal to 3. Conclusions: Direct bonding of brackets to acrylic resin surfaces using CAAR yielded better results than light-cured composite resin. Surface preparation with diamond bur only increased shear bond strength in group 2.

Orthodontic brackets, Dental bonding, Shear bond strength, Temporary dental restoration,

Dias FMCS, Pinzan-Vercelino CRM, Tavares RRJ, Gurgel JA, Bramante FS, Fialho MNP. Evaluation of an alternative technique to optimize direct bonding of orthodontic brackets to temporary crowns. Dental Press J Orthod. 2015 July-Aug;20(4):57-62. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/2176-9451.20.4.057-062.oar

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