Journal of oral science

Bonding and wear characteristics of a tri-n-butylborane initiated adhesive resin filled with pre-polymerized composite particles.

PMID 21467822


This study evaluated the wear characteristics and bonding to silver-palladium-copper-gold (Ag-Pd-Cu-Au) alloy of an acrylic resin that was filled with pre-polymerized composite particles and initiated with tri-n-butylborane (TBB) derivative (Bondfill). Three methyl methacrylate (MMA)-based resins (Bondfill, Super-Bond, and Multi-Bond II) and a microfilled composite restorative material (Metafil C) were assessed. Disk specimens were cast from the alloy and were air-abraded with alumina. The disks were bonded with nine bonding systems selected from two priming and three luting agents. Shear bond strengths were measured before and after thermocycling. Bond strength varied from 2.2 MPa to 28.2 MPa. Three systems based on thione primers (Metaltite and V-Primer) and TBB-initiated resins (Bondfill and Super-Bond) had the highest bond strength after thermocycling (15.9-20.4 MPa). The toothbrush-dentifrice abrasion test showed that the Metafil C material was the most wear-resistant, followed by Bondfill and Super-Bond. In conclusion, Bondfill resin is an alternative to Super-Bond resin for luting metallic restorations and for restoring tooth defects. However, care is required in selecting appropriate clinical cases.