Bonding durability of titanium tetrafluoride treated glass fiber post with resin cement
Dental materials journal
This study evaluated the effect of titanium tetrafluoride (TiF4) solution on the bond strength of glass fiber post to resin cement. The specimens were divided into eight groups according to the method of surface treatment performed. Flexural properties and microtensile bond strength (µTBS) were determined. Data were analyzed using two-way ANOVA and Tukey's post hoc tests. The highest µTBS achieved with the TiF4 (4 wt/v%-4 min) group compared with the other groups (p<0.05). This finding could be
... is finding could be attributed to the effectiveness of TiF4 (4 wt/v%-4 min) on removing the surface layer of the resin matrix of fiber posts that provides more uncovered surface areas of posts which improved the micromechanical retention of the resin cement. Surface treatments did not affect the flexural properties of fiber posts (p>0.05). Surface treatment of fiber post with TiF4 (4 wt/v%-4 min) solution exhibited higher bond strength to resin cement compared with other surface treatments.