Bonding durability of using self-etching primer with 4-META/ MMA-TBB resin cement to bond orthodontic brackets.
PMID: 15825793 DOI: 10.1043/0003-3219(2005)075<0256:BDOUSP>2.0.CO;2.
This study determines the bonding durability when a self-etching primer is used with Superbond C&B (a 4-methacryloxyethyl trimellitate anhydride/methyl methacrylate-tri-n-butyl borane resin) to bond orthodontic brackets to enamel. Thermocycling test was used to assess bonding durability. Metal brackets were bonded to the phosphoric acid-etched or Megabond self-etching primer-treated enamel surface of human premolars using Superbond C&B. The shear bond strengths were measured after immersion in water at 37 degrees C for 24 hours or after 2000 or 5000 cycles of thermocycling between 5 degrees C and 55 degrees C. Data were analyzed using 2-way analysis of variance and Fisher's protected least significant difference test for multiple comparisons. There was no significant difference in shear bond strength between phosphoric acid and Megabond self-etching primer treatment before the thermocycling test. After 2000 and 5000 thermal cycles, significant decreases in shear bond strength were observed with phosphoric acid etching. On the contrary, no significant differences in shear bond strength were observed after 2000 and 5000 thermal cycles with Megabond self-etching primer. The adhesive remnant indices were not significantly different between phosphoric acid etching and Megabond self-etching primer treatment either before or after thermal cycles. This study suggested that when used with Superbond C&B in bonding orthodontic brackets, Megabond self-etching primer is superior to phosphoric acid as an enamel preparation agent in providing durable bond strength.