Clinical Oral Investigations

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 187–192 | Cite as

In vitro comparative bond strength of contemporary self-adhesive resin cements to zirconium oxide ceramic with and without air-particle abrasion

  • Markus B. Blatz
  • Jin-Ho Phark
  • Fusun Ozer
  • Francis K. Mante
  • Najeed Saleh
  • Michael Bergler
  • Avishai Sadan
Original Article


This study compared shear bond strengths of six self-adhesive resin cements to zirconium oxide ceramic with and without air-particle abrasion. One hundred twenty zirconia samples were air-abraded (group SB; n = 60) or left untreated (group NO). Composite cylinders were bonded to the zirconia samples with either BisCem (BC), Maxcem (MC), G-Cem (GC), RelyX Unicem Clicker (RUC), RelyX Unicem Applicator (RUA), or Clearfil SA Cement (CSA). Shear bond strength was tested after thermocycling, and data were analyzed with analysis of variance and Holm–Sidak pairwise comparisons. Without abrasion, RUA (8.0 MPa), GC (7.9 MPa), and CSA (7.6 MPa) revealed significantly higher bond strengths than the other cements. Air-particle abrasion increased bond strengths for all test cements (p < 0.001). GC (22.4 MPa) and CSA (18.4 MPa) revealed the highest bond strengths in group SB. Bond strengths of self-adhesive resin cements to zirconia were increased by air-particle abrasion. Cements containing adhesive monomers (MDP/4-META) were superior to other compositions.


Zirconia ceramic Air abrasion Self-adhesive cements Bond strength 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus B. Blatz
    • 1
  • Jin-Ho Phark
    • 2
  • Fusun Ozer
    • 1
  • Francis K. Mante
    • 1
  • Najeed Saleh
    • 1
  • Michael Bergler
    • 1
  • Avishai Sadan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Preventive and Restorative SciencesSchool of Dental Medicine, University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Comprehensive CareSchool of Dental Medicine, Case Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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