European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry

Effect of air moisture content on adhesion to dentine: a comparison of dental air/water syringe tips


Abstract - This study aimed to evaluate the spray pattern and air moisture content produced by single-use syringe and multiple-use syringe tips. The drying efficacy was evaluated by analyzing the spray and by detecting the presence of moisture in the air blast through the tips. Single-use tips had a more consistent spray pattern and produced a moisture-free airflow compared to the multiple-use tips. The differences were statistically significant. Adhesion to dentine between tooth preparations dried with the two tips was evaluated using a tensile test. The differences were statistically insignificant.

KEY WORDS: Bond strength, Dentine, Moisture, Spray pattern, Syringe tips


A. Lau, V. Bennani, N. Chandler, S. Hanlin, B. Lowe

Articles from this issue

Title / DOI Access Page Start Page End Purchase
Prosthodontic Rehabilitation for a Patient with Acromegaly
10.1922/EJPRD_1307McKenna 03
no access 98 100 £10.00
Do Head and Neck Cancer Survivors Attend a High Street Dentist on a Regular Basis?
no access 101 106 £10.00
Colour Stability of Maxillofacial Silicone Elastomers: A Review of the Literature.
no access 108 115 £10.00
Frechette Awards
no access 116 116 £10.00
Composite inlays: a systematic review
no access 117 124 £10.00
The influence of implant location and position characteristics on peri-implant pathology.
no access 125 129 £10.00
Effect of increased post length due to the presence of the remaining coronal structure on the fracture strength of post-retained restorations
no access 132 135 £10.00
Effect of air moisture content on adhesion to dentine: a comparison of dental air/water syringe tips
no access 137 141 £10.00
  • free access Free Access
  • no access No Access
  • full access Full Access