Shear bond strength of ceramic brackets bonded to differently conditioned amalgam

  • Muhammad Azeem
  • Arfan Ul Haq
  • Zaheer Abbas
  • Muhammad Imran Khan
  • Waheed Ul Hameed
Keywords: Ceramic, amalgam, sandblast, shear bond strength

Abstract

Introduction: Because adults often request more esthetic ceramic brackets, it is important to conduct a study with aim of evaluating mean shear bond strength (BS) of ceramic brackets on sandblasted versus diamond bur roughened amalgam surfaces.

Material and methods: This In-Vitro, Comparative study involved 60 extracted human maxillary molars randomly divided into 2 groups. In group-I ceramic brackets were bonded to amalgam using sandblasting with 50 μm alumina particles. In group-II, brackets were bonded after roughening the amalgam surface with diamond bur. Mean BS was measured using universal testing machine.

Results: BS of ceramic brackets bonded with sandblasting was significantly higher than diamond bur roughened group.

Conclusions: Amalgam surface treatment with sandblasting increased shear bond strength of ceramic brackets.

Author Biographies

Muhammad Azeem
BDS FCPS. Assistant Professor, Dept. Of Orthodontics, Faisalabad Medical University, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
Arfan Ul Haq
BDS, MDS, FCPS (Orthodontics); MCPS (Oper.D). Professor of Orthodontics, Faisalabad Medical University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Zaheer Abbas
BDS, Orthodontic Resident, de’Montmorency College of Dentistry/ Punjab Dental Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan.
Muhammad Imran Khan

BDS, Demonstrator, de’Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore, Pakistan.

Waheed Ul Hameed
BDS, MCPS, M Orth RCS Ed, MS. Dean & Professor, Head of Orthodontic department, deMontmorency college of dentistry, Lahore, Pakistan.
Published
2017-12-30
How to Cite
Azeem, M., Haq, A. U., Abbas, Z., Khan, M. I., & Hameed, W. U. (2017). Shear bond strength of ceramic brackets bonded to differently conditioned amalgam. Pakistan Orthodontic Journal, 9(2), 78-82. Retrieved from http://poj.org.pk/index.php/poj/article/view/165
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Original Articles

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