Formaldehyde as bonding agent between dentin and restorative resins


Erik Asmussen, Department of Technology, Royal Dental College, 160 Jagtvej, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark.


Abstract – The bonding of restorative resins to dentin by means of formaldehyde used in conjunction with an OH-containing monomer as intermediary was investigated. In this way a bonding to the organic constituent of dentin is conceivable. Mean bond strengths of 0.6 kg/mm2 were obtained. Bond strengths of this order of size may be of clinical interest.