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Effects of Er:YAG laser on enamel bonding of composite materials
Author(s): Ulrich Keller; Raimund Hibst
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Paper Abstract

Cylinders of microfil light-cured composite resin were bonded to the labial enamel surface of bovine incisor teeth which had previously been subjected to different laser treatments. One part of the tooth surfaces were laser treated in a defocused way only, another part with a different overlaying pattern of focused laser pulses. Specimens were thermocycled and the adhesion of the composites were determined by tensile strength tests. The best results were obtained by laser conditioning of the enamel surface in a defocused way with an overlaying fine pattern of focused single shots. The tensile strength reached 92.5% of the acid etched bonding.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1880, Lasers in Orthopedic, Dental, and Veterinary Medicine II, (21 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.148319
Show Author Affiliations
Ulrich Keller, Univ. of Ulm Dental School (Germany)
Raimund Hibst, Institute for Lasertechnology in Medicine/Univ. of Ulm (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1880:
Lasers in Orthopedic, Dental, and Veterinary Medicine II
Dov Gal; Stephen J. O'Brien; C. T. Vangsness; Joel M. White; Harvey A. Wigdor, Editor(s)

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