The purpose of the study was to evaluate the adhesion between dental core resin and epoxy resin-based fiber post after treatment with non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma (NTAPP) and compare with conventional methods of epoxy resin-based fiber post treatments. Contact angle was measured on the surface of epoxy resin before and after NTAPP treatment and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy was used to analyze the surface chemistry. Finally, two shear bond strength tests were carried out; shear bond strength between core resin and epoxy resin for comparison between NTAPP treated and untreated sample, and push-out shear bond strength between core resin and NTAPP treated commercially available epoxy resin-based fiber post for comparison between NTAPP treated samples with conventionally treated samples. Contact angle on the surface of epoxy resin generally decreased with increasing NTAPP treatment time with presence of surface chemical changes. Also, there was significantly higher shear bond strength and push-out shear bond strength between epoxy resin and core resin for NTAPP treated epoxy resin, even to the conventionally treated epoxy resin-based fiber post with hydrofluoric acid or silane. In conclusion, new technology of NTAPP has potential for application on the epoxy resin-based fiber post to improve endodontic restoration success rate.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Process Chemistry and Technology
- Computer Science Applications
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes