Shear bond strength of acrylic teeth to acrylic denture base after different surface conditioning methods

J Contemp Dent Pract. 2013 Sep 1;14(5):892-7. doi: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1422.


Background and objectives: Acrylic resin ruled the dental profession for 60 years, and this success is attributed to its aesthetics, handling properties, physical and biological compatibility, its stability in oral environment and its cost effectiveness. The objective of this study is to evaluate and compare the bond strength of acrylic resin teeth treated with various conditioning materials like monomer and silane coupling agent. METHDOLOGY: A study was carried out in which 96 samples were grouped into 3 groups with a sample size of 32 each (16 premolars, 16 molars). They were conditioned with different conditioning materials i,e monomer and silane coupling agent. Monomer, Silane coupling agent are coated on the ridge lap area before thermocycling and cured according to the manufacturer recommendations. The samples are retained from the fask; trimmed and polished. The samples are then subjected to shear bond strength using the Insteron Universal Testing Machine.

Results: In the present study it was found that application of monomer increased the bond strength between acrylic teeth and denture base, when compared to the conventionally processed samples. However it was found that application of silane coupling agent further increased the shear bond strength between acrylic teeth and denture base. Interprations and

Conclusions: Within the confnes of this study it is found that there was a signifcant improvement in the bond strength between the acrylic teeth and denture base when silane coupling agent and monomer were used as surface conditioning material. The order of shear strength of samples is control > monomer > silane coupling agent.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Acrylic Resins / chemistry*
  • Coated Materials, Biocompatible / chemistry
  • Cross-Linking Reagents / chemistry
  • Dental Bonding*
  • Dental Materials / chemistry*
  • Dental Stress Analysis / instrumentation
  • Denture Bases*
  • Humans
  • Shear Strength
  • Silanes / chemistry
  • Stress, Mechanical
  • Surface Properties
  • Temperature
  • Tooth, Artificial*


  • Acrylic Resins
  • Coated Materials, Biocompatible
  • Cross-Linking Reagents
  • Dental Materials
  • Silanes