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L. Wagner, M. Ponto-Wolska, Z. Raszewski, Ł. Zadrożny

Evaluation of the strength of glass fiber-reinforced composite posts placed in root canals
in different quantitative configurations and exposed to crushing forces (in English)

Polimery 2017, No 11-12, 875


DOI: dx.doi.org/10.14314/polimery.2017.875

Summary

The strength of fiber glass reinforced composite (FRC) posts, inserted in root canals in different quantitative configurations and exposed to crushing forces, assuming no adhesive connection in the coronal area, was evaluated. Three systems of FRC posts and one core build-up material were used in this study. The test was performed on FRC posts in three different quantitative configurations. The posts were cemented in the root canals in 36 premolars. 21 teeth were exposed to vertical forces, while 15 teeth were exposed to forces at an angle of 45° with respect to the vertical axis. After the strength tests, each sample was analyzed in the micro computed tomography (micro-CT) in order to verify that the forces do not cause defects in the areas of the adhesive connection. The largest values of the crushing forces (over 1000 N), which caused the destruction of posts were observed in case of Ena Post used in the form of single post with the greatest diameter or composed of three posts with different diameter, as well as for triple Postec Plus posts. In the case of the force acting at the angle of 45° no statistically significant differences were observed for all post configurations. No defects were found in micro-CT images of the analyzed areas of adhesive connections. The obtained results do not confirm the concept that the use of more than one post per canal may significantly improve the clinical effectiveness of FRC posts – the differences in the values of the destructive force per one post and multiple posts were not statistically significant.
Keywords: fiber-reinforced composite posts, crushing strength, micro computed tomography
e-mail: Leopold.Wagner@wum.edu.pl
L. Wagner, M. Ponto-Wolska, Z. Raszewski, Ł. Zadrożny (886.4 KB)
Evaluation of the strength of glass fiber-reinforced composite posts placed in root canals in different quantitative configurations and exposed to crushing forces (in English)