Retention of prefabricated and individually cast root canal posts in vitro.
2003 (English)In: British Dental Journal, ISSN 0007-0610, Vol. 195, no 3, 155-158 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Objectives: The aim of the study was to evaluate the retention of prefabricated root canal posts made of a variety of materials that have recently been introduced into dentistry.
Materials and methods: The posts studied were CosmoPost, Composipost carbon fibres, Composipost Æstheti-Plus, Composipost Light-Post, and Para Post Fiber White. The posts were luted in extracted human premolars and the cores were built up with the resin composites recommended by the manufactures. The retention of individually cast gold alloy posts luted with zinc-phosphate cement were used as reference. A universal testing machine was used to determine the retention of each cemented post. Data were compared using ANOVA supplemented with Fisher’s PLSD at a significance level of p < 0.05.
Results: Only the CosmoPost system exhibited retention values that were significantly lower then for the conventionally cast gold alloy posts luted with zinc-phosphate cement. The force necessary to loosen the CosmoPost specimens was significantly less than that needed to loosen the Composipost Æstheti-Plus (p < 0.05) and the Composipost Light-Post systems (p < 0.001). The force necessary to loosen the Para Post Fiber White specimens was significantly less than for the Composipost Light-Post system (p < 0.01). Other combinations did not differ significantly (p > 0.05).
Conclusions: When zirconium oxide ceramic posts are luted with resin composites the bonding between the ceramic and resin composite seems to be weak. Further studies are thus necessary to achieve improved retention of all-ceramic root canal posts.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 195, no 3, 155-158 p.
Carbon fibre posts, ceramic posts, glass fibre posts, quartz fibre posts, zirconium ceramic posts.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-6433PubMedID: 12907984OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-6433DiVA: diva2:146102
[Epub ahead of print]2007-12-132007-12-132009-08-06Bibliographically approved