Probing the Mineralized Tissue-Adhesive Interface for Tensile Nature and Bond Strength
The mechanical performance of the dentin-adhesive interface is a significant factor in the longevity of dental composite restorations. Accurate understanding of the mechanical behavior at the dentin-adhesive interface is a key component of rational material design. Multimodal bio-chemo-mechanical characterization and micromechanical modeling forms the basis of gaining insights that can lead to successful adhesives. The graphics depict the mechanical characterization that are combined with bio-chemical characterization to inform the granular micromechanics approach (GMA) based model for assessing adhesive effectiveness, which in-turn informs the material design in an iterative loop.