Comparative analysis of bonding strength between enamel and overlay of varying thicknesses following an aging test

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Background/purpose: Overlay restorations can be used clinically as a treatment option to preserve natural dentine. However, whether the residual enamel thickness and overlay thickness affect the adhesion between the restoration and tooth is still unknown. This study was to investigate effects of the overlay thickness and residual enamel thickness on bonding strength. Materials and methods: Overlays of different thicknesses were prepared with natural teeth which had 2, 4, and 6 mm of occlusal reduction (n = 10). Specimens were subjected to 10,000 cycles in water at 5–55 °C, and finally compressive strength tests were used to evaluate the bonding strength. Results: All groups showed good bond strength (P > 0.05). The overlay restorations of different thicknesses reduced the preparation amount by 30.3%–7.2% and significantly preserved more of the tooth structure (P < 0.005). Compared to the control group, the overlay restoration increased the marginal fitness by about 0.67–0.88 times. The thermal cycling indicated that the decrease in the maximum bearing stress was due to the aging of the ceramic itself. Therefore, the thickness of the overlay had a greater influence on the compressive strength than the bond strength. Conclusion: Based on the above this study recommends an overlay thickness of at least 2 mm in clinical practice. The aging test confirmed that adhesion between the overlay and teeth was quite firm and stable. This shows that a stable adhesive effect of the overlay can be used as a treatment option for preserving a greater amount of a tooth's structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1850-1858
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Dental Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2023


  • Aging test
  • Bonded strength
  • Dental restoration
  • Enamel
  • Natural teeth
  • Overlay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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