Micromorphological study of resin-dentin interface of non-carious cervical lesions Academic Article uri icon


  • This study examined the interfaces between two dentin adhesives, namely, One Coat Bond, Clearfil SE Bond and a resin-modified glass ionomer cement (Fuji II LC) and the dentin of non-carious cervical lesions (NCCLs) with FE-SEM, and compared them with the interfaces produced with "normal" dentin. Fifteen human premolars each with a buccal NCCL were used. Cervical cavities were prepared on the lingual surface of the same teeth for the normal (control) dentin. All lesions and prepared cavities were cleaned with a slurry of pumice and water. The teeth were randomly divided among the three products that were applied according to the manufacturers' instructions. For the resin-bonded specimens, the cavities were restored with resin composite. All specimens were stored in 37 degrees C tap water. Resin-bonded specimens were observed using FE-SEM after treatment with 10% phosphoric acid, and 10% phosphoric acid and 5% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl). The resin-modified glass ionomer cement (RM-GIC) specimens were observed after 10% phosphoric acid and 5% NaOCl treatment. The hybrid layer could be observed for the two adhesive systems in all specimens, but the thickness varied depending on the bonding system used and the dentin substrate. The results suggested that the hybrid layer produced in normal dentin was slightly thicker than that of NCCLs. Further, the hybrid layer thickness decreased in all specimens after NaOCl treatment.


publication date

  • December 1, 2002