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Millett, D. T. and Kamahli, K. and McColl, J.;
1998
Angle Orthodontist
Comparative laboratory investigation of dual-cured vs. conventional glass ionomer cements for band cementation
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This laboratory study compared the mean tensile bond strength, mode of band failure, and survival time of orthodontic bands cemented with dual-cured cement or conventional glass ionomer cement. Survival time was assessed following application of mechanical stress in a ball mill. Mean tensile bond strength was significantly higher for bands cemented with the dual-cured cement (p<0.01), and mean survival time was significantly greater. Bands cemented with glass ionomer failed mainly at the cement/band interface. The results suggest that dual-cured cement is superior to glass ionomer for band cementation.
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