A Comparative Evaluation of the Effect of Bonding Agent on the Tensile Bond Strength of Two Pit and Fissure Sealants Using Invasive and Non–invasive Techniques: An in–vitro Study 2343-2347
Dr. Shamsher Singh,
Reader, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Vyas Dental college& Hospital, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.
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Background: Newer technologies and the development of pit and fissure sealants have shifted the treatment philosophy from â€˜drill and fillâ€™ to that of â€˜seal and healâ€™. Aims: The purpose of this inâ€“vitro study was to evaluate the effects of bonding agents on the tensile bond strengths of two pit and fissure sealants by using invasive and non-invasive techniques.
Study Design and Methods: One hundred and twenty bicuspids were collected and teeth were divided into two groups: Group-I (Clinpro) and Group-II (Conseal f) with 60 teeth in each group. For evaluating tensile bond strengths, occlusal surfaces of all the teeth were flattened by reducing buccal and lingual cusps without disturbing fissures. Standardised polyvinyl tube was bonded to occlusal surfaces with respective materials. Sealants were applied, with or without bonding agents, in increments and they were light cured. Tensile bond strengths were determined by using Universal Testing Machine.
Statistical Analysis: Data were then statistically analysed by using Student tâ€“test for comparison.
Results: A statistically significant difference was found in tensile bond strength in invasive with bonding agent group than in non-invasive with bonding agent group.
Conclusion: This study revealed that invasive techniques increase the tensile bond strengths of sealants as compared to non- invasive techniques and that the use of a bonding agent as an intermediate layer between the tooth and fissure sealant is beneficial for increasing the bond strength.