Fracture resistance of premolars with one remaining cavity wall restored using different techniques


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Kivanc B. H. , ALAÇAM T. , Gorgul G.

DENTAL MATERIALS JOURNAL, vol.29, no.3, pp.262-267, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.4012/dmj.2009-061
  • Title of Journal : DENTAL MATERIALS JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.262-267
  • Keywords: Endodontically treated teeth, Fiber-reinforced composite post, Fracture resistance, ENDODONTICALLY TREATED TEETH, DIFFERENT POST SYSTEMS, IN-VITRO EVALUATION, FIBER-BASED POST, CORE SYSTEMS, PULPLESS TEETH, POSTERIOR TEETH, COMPOSITE POSTS, STRENGTH, RESTORATIONS

Abstract

The aim of the study was to compare the fracture resistance of maxillary premolars with one remaining cavity wall restored using different post systems. Forty-eight maxillary premolars were endodontically treated and randomly assigned to four groups for post-core restoration. The first three test groups were restored with polyethylene woven fiber posts, custom-made glass fiber-reinforced composite posts, and titanium posts respectively. In the control Group 4, standardized cavities (3.5x1.5 mm) were prepared in the palatal canal entrance and filled with a resin composite. All the specimens were then restored with a resin composite crown seated on the post. Load was applied with a stainless steel ball (1 mm/min), and the failure modes of all specimens were evaluated. There were no significant differences in fracture resistance and failure mode among the different restorative materials (p>0.05). Within the limitations of this in vitro study, it was concluded that the presence and type of post did not influence the fracture load and failure mode of maxillary premolar teeth with one remaining cavity wall.