Water emanating from dentinal tubules during air-drying and light-curing of adhesives leads to entrapment of droplets at the resin-dentin interface and contributes to nanoleakage. This study tested the null hypothesis that characteristics of substrate dentin and type of adhesive used for bonding would not affect the occurrence of nanoleakage. Three self-etch adhesives were used to bond to 4 types of dentin with different characteristics in 12 groups. After silver challenge, nanoleakage percentage was measured within the hybrid layer of each sample. The deep dentin cut perpendicular to tubules always showed a significantly higher nanoleakage percentage compared with that of the other 3 types of dentin. The percentages of nanoleakage within the hybrid layers were not statistically different among adhesives. However, when bonding to deep perpendicular dentin, both all-in-one adhesives revealed more distinct nanoleakage within the adhesive layer compared with that achieved with Clearfil SE Bond, a two-step self-etch adhesive. The results did not support the null hypothesis.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of dental research|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2007|
- Dentin depth
- Hybrid layer
- Tubule orientation
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