Effect of Various Surface Treatments on the Bond Strength of Porcelain Repair

Saraç D., Saraç Y. Ş., Külünk Ş., Erkocak A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PERIODONTICS & RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY, vol.33, no.4, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


This study evaluated the effect of surface treatments on the repair strength of composite resin on a feldspathic ceramic. Ninety ceramic specimens were divided into six groups. In the experimental groups, 4% hydrofluoric acid etching, Er:YAG laser irradiation, CO2 laser irradiation, airborne-particle abrasion, and silica coating were used as surface treatments. After the application of a porcelain repair kit, composite resin was placed on the treated surfaces. After a shear bond strength test, data were statistically analyzed (alpha = .05). Surface treatments increased the repair bond strength values (P < .05). Airborne-particle abrasion and silica coating were found to be the most effective. CO2 laser showed higher repair strength values than Er:YAG laser.