Influence of increment thickness on microhardness and bond strength in composite resins




Composite resins; Hardness tests; Polymerization.


The aim of this study was to evaluate the Knoop microhardness and the microtensile bond strength of a second-generation of bulk-fill (BF) and a nanohybrid composite resins (NH) in different thicknesses of increments. For this, ninety disks of composite resin were made for Knoop microhardness, being divided into six groups (n = 15). The Knoop microhardness obtained in each millimeter of the internal face. For microtensile bond strength, ninety restored in third molars were used, divided into six groups (n = 15). For Knoop microhardness, the Wilcoxon and Friedman test was used. For the microtensile bond strength were used the Two-way Anova test and Tukey's post-test (p <0.05). The NH resin showed higher Knoop micro hardness than BF and it was observed that hardness value decreases as increases the thickness of the resin. There was no significant difference in microtensile bond strength comparing NH and BF. However, there was a significant difference between G2 and G4 for the NH groups, with the highest and lowest bond strength values, respectively. Thus, the new generation of the bulk-fill composite resin provided lower microhardness values as the thickness of the increments increases in comparison with the nanohybrid composite resin. The microtensile bond strength does not appear to have been influenced by the type of resin, or the thickness of the increment.


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HOSHINO, I. A. E.; BACHEGA, M. de O.; SANTOS, P. H. dos .; BRISO, A. L. .; ANCHIETA , R. B. . Influence of increment thickness on microhardness and bond strength in composite resins . Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 9, p. e32810917974, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i9.17974. Disponível em: Acesso em: 20 sep. 2021.



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