Biological, mechanical and adhesive properties of universal adhesives containing zinc and copper nanoparticles.


Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Chile, Sergio Livingstone Pohlhammer 943, Zip Code 7500566, Independencia, Santiago, Chile; Instituto de Ciencias Biomédicas, Universidad Autónoma de Chile, Av. Pedro de Valdivia 425, Zip Code 7500912, Providencia, Santiago, Chile. Electronic address: [Email]


To evaluate the effect of addition of zinc oxide and copper nanoparticles (ZnO/CuNp) into universal adhesives, on antimicrobial activity (AMA), cytotoxicity (CTX), water sorption (WS) and solubility (SO), microhardness (MH) and in vitro degree of conversion (DC), as well as resin-dentin microtensile bond strength (μTBS), nanoleakage (NL) and in situ DC.


Copper,Microtensile bond strength and nanoleakage,Nanoparticles,Universal adhesive system,Zinc oxide,

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