J Mech Behav Biomed Mater 2021 08 29;120:104563. Epub 2021 Apr 29.
Institute for Bioengineering Research (IBER), University of Kansas, 1530 W. 15th St, Lawrence, KS, 66045, USA; Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kansas, 1530 W. 15th St, Lawrence, KS, 66045, USA; Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering Department, University of Kansas, 1530 W. 15th St, Lawrence, KS, 66045, USA. Electronic address:
The mechanical performance of the dentin-adhesive interface contributes significantly to the failure of dental composite restorations. Rational material design can lead to enhanced mechanical performance, but this requires accurate characterization of the mechanical behavior at the dentin-adhesive interface. The mechanical performance of the interface is typically characterized using bond strength tests, such as the micro-tensile test. Read More