Aim: This study aimed to investigate of shear bond strength of laminate veneer restorations
required minimal preparation in different preparation depths and with different restorative
Material-Method: 128 extracted maxillary central incisor teeth were randomly divided two
main groups (Group E and ED) according to bonding surface [enamel (E) and enameldentine(ED)]. The main groups were performed surface treatments ; Control(C), 1.5 watt ErYAG laser(L), Hydrofluoric acid (HF), Tribochemical coating (TC) (n=8). After surface
conditioning, porcelain (VITA Porcelain) and composite (Herculite XRV Ultra) disc (5 mm
diameter, 2mm height) samples cemented on teeth surface by light cure resin cement (Rely X
TM Veneer). Shear bond strength test was performed in a universal test device at 1 mm/min
after artificial aging. Failure mode was evaluated by stereomicroscopic examination.
Results: Group E-TC showed the highest bond strength value. Group ED-C and E-C were
showed the lowest value when compared the others, and this difference was statistically
significant between intragroups(p<0.05). The different material’s SBS value were statistically
significant (p <0.05). Tribochemically coated composite samples were showed higher value
than porcelain. This difference between material according to surface treatments was
statistically significant (p <0.05). Adhesion failure mode was seen to be more common the
Conclusion: Depending on the properties of the dental tissues, it was seen that the SBS values
of the materials were changed. Adhesion to enamel tissue was higher values and it was
concluded that the bonding of the materials can be strengthened by surface conditioning.
Clinical Relevance: For the application of laminate veneer restorations, if possible, enamel
tissue should be preserved, if the preparation required, sufficient enamel tissue should be left.
For long term use and good bonding, tribochemical coating and alternative surface treatments
can be recommended.