COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF THE BONDING EFFICACY OF SIXTH, SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GENERATION BONDING AGENTS: AN IN VITRO STUDY
International Research Journal of Pharmacy
The aim of the study was to compare In-vitro the micro tensile bond strength of sixth generation (Clearfil SE Bond, Kuraray, Japan), seventh generation (Adper Easy One, 3 M ESPE, Germany) and eighth generation ((Futurabond DC, Voco, Germany) dentin bonding agents. Twenty freshly extracted caries free, unrestored human molars were selected. The occlusal surfaces were ground flat; divided into four groups of five each according to the bonding agent applied and covered with composite resin (10 mm
... osite resin (10 mm in height). The teeth were sectioned into one mm thick specimens with a cross sectional area of 1 mm square in hard tissue microtome and subjected to tensile force in a universal testing machine. The highest strength was seen in 8 th generation bonding agent (Futura bond DC, Voco, Germany) 34.9332 MPa followed by 6 th generation bonding agent 32.3477 MPa (Clearfil SE Bond, Kuraray dental, Japan) and the 7 th generation agent 31.8826 MPa (Adper Easy One, 3M ESPE, Germany) respectively. The eighth generation dentin bonding agent appeared to be more advantageous in bonding than sixth and seventh generation dentin bonding agents.