Shear bond strength of composite resin to high performance polymer PEKK according to surface treatments and bonding materials

Ki Sun Lee, Myoung Sik Shin, Jeong Yol Lee, Jae Jun Ryu, Sang Wan Shin

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PURPOSE. The object of the present study was to evaluate the shear bonding strength of composite to PEKK by applying several methods of surface treatment associated with various bonding materials. MATERIALS AND METHODS. One hundred and fifty PEKK specimens were assigned randomly to fifteen groups (n = 10) with the combination of three different surface treatments (95% sulfuric acid etching, airborne abrasion with 50 μm alumina, and airborne abrasion with 110 μm silica-coating alumina) and five different bonding materials (Luxatemp Glaze & Bond,, All-Bond Universal, Single Bond Universal, and Monobond Plus with Heliobond). After surface treatment, surface roughness and contact angles were examined. Topography modifications after surface treatment were assessed with scanning electron microscopy. Resin composite was mounted on each specimen and then subjected to shear bond strength (SBS) test. SBS data were analyzed statistically using two-way ANOVA, and post-hoc Tukey's test (P < .05). RESULTS. Regardless of bonding materials, mechanical surface treatment groups yielded significantly higher shear bonding strength values than chemical surface treatment groups. Unlike other adhesives, MDP and silane containing self-etching universal adhesive (Single Bond Universal) showed an effective shear bonding strength regardless of surface treatment method. CONCLUSION. Mechanical surface treatment behaves better in terms of PEKK bonding. In addition, self-etching universal adhesive (Single Bond Universal) can be an alternative bonding material to PEKK irrespective of surface treatment method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)350-357
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Advanced Prosthodontics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Oct 1


  • Dental bonding
  • PEKK
  • PolyEtherKetoneKetone
  • Shear bond strength

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Dentistry (miscellaneous)


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