The effect of ultrafast fiber laser application on the bond strength of resin cement to titanium

Sabit Melih Ates1 & Fatih Mehmet Korkmaz2 & Ipek Satıroglu Caglar1 & Zeynep Yeşil Duymus1 & Sedanur Turgut2 & Elif Arslan Bagis3

Received: 10 October 2016 /Accepted: 19 April 2017 /Published online: 2 May 2017 #Springer-Verlag London 2017


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of ultrafast fiber laser treatment on the bond strength between titanium and resin cement. A total of 60 pure titanium discs (15 mm × 2 mm) were divided into six test groups (n = 10) according to the surface treatment used: group (1) control, machining; group (2) grinding with a diamond bur; group (3) ultrafast fiber laser application; group (4) resorbable blast media (RBM) application; group (5) electro-erosion with copper; and group (6) sandblasting. After surface treatments, resin cements were applied to the treated titanium surfaces. Shear bond strength testing of the samples was performed with a universal testing machine after storing in distilled water at 37 °C for 24 h. One-way ANOVA and Tukey’s HSD post hoc test were used to analyse the data (P < 0.05). The highest bond strength values were observed in the laser application group, while the lowest values were observed in the grinding group. Sandblasting and laser application resulted in significantly higher bond strengths than control treatment (P < 0.05). Ultrafast fiber laser treatment and sandblasting may improve the bond strength between resin cement and titanium.


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