The potential of novel primers and universal adhesives to bond to zirconia

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Amaral M, Belli R, Cesar PF, Valandro LF, Petschelt A, Lohbauer U
Journal: Journal of Dentistry
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2014
Volume: 42
Journal issue: 1
Pages range: 90-8
ISSN: 0300-5712


To investigate the adhesive potential of novel zirconia primers and universal adhesives to surface-treated zirconia substrates.Zirconia bars were manufactured (3.0mm×3.0mm×9.0mm) and treated as follows: no treatment (C); air abrasion with 35?m alumina particles (S); air abrasion with 30?m silica particles using one of two systems (Rocatec or SilJet) and; glazing (G). Groups C and S were subsequentially treated with one of the following primers or adhesives: ZP (Z-Prime Plus), AZ (AZ Primer); MP (Monobond Plus); SU (ScotchBond Universal) and; EA (an Experimental Adhesive). Groups Rocatec and SilJet were silanized prior to cementation. Samples form group G were further etched and silanized. Bars were cemented (Multilink) onto bars of a silicate-based ceramic (3.0mm×3.0mm×9.0mm) at 90° angle, thermocycled (2.500 cycles, 5-55°C, 30s dwell time), and tested in tensile strength test. Failure analysis was performed on fractured specimens to measure the bonding area and crack origin.Specimens from group C did not survive thermocycling, while CMP, CSU and CEA groups survived thermocycling but rendered low values of bond strength. All primers presented a better bond performance after air abrasion with Al2O3 particles. SilJet was similar to Rocatec, both presenting the best bond strength results, along with SMP, SSU and CEA. G promoted intermediate bond strength values. Failure mode was predominately adhesive on zirconia surface combined to cohesive of the luting agent.Universal adhesives (MP, SU, EA) may be a considerable alternative for bonding to zirconia, but air abrasion is still previously required. Air abrasion with silica particles followed by silane application also presented high bond strength values.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Belli, Renan Dr.
Zahnklinik 1 - Zahnerhaltung und Parodontologie
Lohbauer, Ulrich Prof. Dr.
Medizinische Fakultät
Petschelt, Anselm Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Zahn-,Mund- und Kieferheilkunde, insbesondere Zahnerhaltung, Parodontologie und Kinderzahnheilkunde

External institutions with authors

Federal University of Santa Maria / Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM)
São Paulo State University / Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho" (UNESP)
University of São Paulo / Universidade de São Paulo (USP)

How to cite

Amaral, M., Belli, R., Cesar, P.F., Valandro, L.F., Petschelt, A., & Lohbauer, U. (2014). The potential of novel primers and universal adhesives to bond to zirconia. Journal of Dentistry, 42(1), 90-8.

Amaral, Marina, et al. "The potential of novel primers and universal adhesives to bond to zirconia." Journal of Dentistry 42.1 (2014): 90-8.


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