Bond Strength of Different Restorative Materials to Light-Curable Mineral Trioxide Aggregate

Cantekin K.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY, vol.39, no.2, pp.143-148, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


The aim of the present study was to evaluate the bond strength of methacrylate-based (MB) composites, silorane-based (SB) composites, and glass-ionomer cement (GIC) in comparison to TheraCal and to compare those findings with the reference pulp capping material (MTA). Study design: A total of 90 acrylic blocks were prepared Each of the blocks were prepared as 15 mm high and 10 mm diameter and the blocks had a 2 mm high and a 5 mm diameter central hole. In 45 of the samples, the holes were fully filled with TheraCal and in the other 45 samples, the holes were fully filled with MTA. The TheraCal and the MTA samples were randomly divided into 3 subgroups of 15 specimens each: Group-1: Methacrylate-based (MB) composite; Group-2: Silorane-based (SB) composite; and Group-3: Glass-ionomer cement (GIG). For the shear bond strength (SBS) test, each block was secured in a universal testing machine. After the SBS test, the fractured surfaces were examined under a stereomicroscope at x25 magnification. Results: The analysis of variance that compared the experimental groups revealed the presence of significant differences among the groups (P < 0.001). The highest (19.3 MPa) and the lowest (3.4 MPa) bond strength value were recorded for the MB composite-TheraCal and the GIG-TheraCal, respectively There were significant differences in bond strength between the TheraCal and the MTA groups for the MB composite.subgroup (P <0.001) and the SB composite subgroup (P <0.05); however, there was no significant difference in bond strength for the GIG subgroup (P >0.05). Conlusions: The results from this in vitro study suggest that the new pulp capping material, known as light-curable MTA, showed clinically acceptable and higher shear bond scores compared to MTA when used with the MB composite.