ABSTRACT: ABSTRACT Purpose : To evaluate the effect of bur roughness on bond strength values and conditioner pattern of two-step self-etch adhesives applied on sclerotic dentin. Methods : The roots of 48 bovine incisors were removed and the crowns were divided into four groups: the control group (CO) teeth were left untreated or the teeth were slightly roughened with coarse-, medium-, or fine-grit diamond burs. Next, the teeth were subdivided and Clearfil SE Bond (CSE) and Adper SE Bond (ASE) were applied according to the manufacturers' instructions. Composite resin (Opallis) buildups were incrementally constructed on the bonded surfaces. After storage for 24 hours in distilled water at 37°C, the teeth were sectioned into sticks (area of 0.8 mm(2)). The sticks were stressed until failure by tensile forces (0.5 mm/min). Additionally, eight bovine teeth were treated as previously described, and after adhesive application, the surface was rinsed off and examined by scanning electron microscopy to measure the relative number of open tubules (OT). Data (MPa) were analyzed by two-way analysis of variance and Tukey test (p=0.05). Results : CO showed the highest bond strength values (p<0.05). As regards OT, the lowest mean was observed for CO (p<0.05) and the highest was found after application of CSE or ASE (p<0.05).
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