Bond strength and microleakage of self-adhesive and conventional fissure sealants

DERELİOĞLU S., Yilmaz Y., Celik P., Carikcioglu B., Keles S.

DENTAL MATERIALS JOURNAL, vol.33, no.4, pp.530-538, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.4012/dmj.2013-227
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.530-538
  • Keywords: Preventive dentistry, Self-adhesive fissure sealant, Fissure sealant, Glass ionomer-based fissure sealant, MODIFIED GLASS-IONOMER, FLOWABLE RESIN, CLINICAL-EVALUATION, FLUORIDE RELEASE, ENAMEL, COMPOSITE, SYSTEMS, PIT, RESTORATIONS, RETENTION
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


The aim of this study was to compare the shear bond strengths (SBS), failure modes (adhesive, cohesive, or mixed), and marginal microleakage occurrence of conventional resin (CR)-based, glass ionomer (GI)-based, and self-adhesive resin (SAR)-based fissure sealants with or without prior phosphoric acid (PA) etching. Fifty extracted premolars were randomly and equally assigned into five groups -G1:PA+CR, G2:PA+GI, G3:GI, G4:PA+SAR, and G5:SAR. Prior PA etching significantly (p<0.05) increased the SBSs of sealants. Adhesive failure mainly occurred in teeth treated with SAR- or GI-based fissure sealants, and cohesive failure mainly occurred in PA-etched teeth. Microleakage occurrence differed significantly (p<0.05) among the five groups of treated teeth. We concluded that conditioning of a tooth's enamel surface is crucial to creating strong bonds and leak-free sealing between tooth and fissure sealant.