J Mech Behav Biomed Mater 2021 Apr 21;120:104547. Epub 2021 Apr 21.
Department of Dental Materials and Prosthodontics, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Institute of Science and Technology, 777 Eng. Francisco José Longo Avenue, 12245-000, São José Dos Campos, SP, Brazil. Electronic address:
This study aimed to analyze different methodologies (tensile, microtensile, shear, microshear, and interfacial toughness) for evaluation of the bond strength between zirconia (Y-TZP) and resin cement. Zirconia ceramic blocks (VITA in-Ceram® YZ, VITA Zahnfabrik, Germany) were obtained, substrate surfaces were air-abraded with aluminum oxide (50 μm) for 10 s (2 bar pressure, distance: 10 mm, angle: 90°). Then, the specimens were washed with distilled water, dried, and coated with Clearfil Ceramic Primer that was actively applied with a microbrush for 20 s. Read More