Influence of post fit and post length on fracture resistance

Büttel, L. and Krastl, G. and Lorch, H. and Naumann, M. and Zitzmann, N. U. and Weiger, R.. (2009) Influence of post fit and post length on fracture resistance. International endodontic journal : the official journal of the British Endodontic Society, the European Society of Endodontology, the Flemish Society of Endodontology, the Irish Endodontic Society, the Netherlands Society of Endodontology and the Portugue, Vol. 42. pp. 47-53.

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AIM: To investigate (i) the impact of post fit (form-congruence) and (ii) the influence of post length on the fracture resistance of severely damaged root filled extracted teeth. METHODOLOGY: Ninety-six single-rooted human teeth were root filled and divided into four groups (n = 24 per group). Post spaces were prepared with a depth of 6 mm (group 1, 3) and 3 mm (group 2, 4). Form-congruence with a maximal fit of the post within the root canal space was obtained in groups 1 and 2, whereas there was no form-congruence in groups 3 and 4. In all groups, glass fibre reinforced composite (FRC) posts were adhesively cemented and direct composite crown build-ups were fabricated without a ferrule. After thermo-mechanical loading (1200000x, 5-50 degrees C), static load was applied until failure. Loads-to-failure [in N] were compared amongst the groups. RESULTS: Post fit did not have a significant influence on fracture resistance, irrespective of the post length. Both groups with post insertion depths of 6 mm resulted in significantly higher mean failure loads (group 1, 394 N; group 3, 408 N) than the groups with post space preparation of 3 mm (group 2, 275 N; group 4, 237 N). CONCLUSIONS: Within the limitations of this study, the fracture resistance of teeth restored with FRC posts and direct resin composite crowns without ferrules was not influenced by post fit within the root canal. These results imply that excessive post space preparation aimed at producing an optimal circumferential post fit is not required to improve fracture resistance of roots.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Zahnmedizin > Klinik Zahnerhaltung
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Zahnmedizin > Klinik Zahnerhaltung > Zahnerhaltung (Weiger)
UniBasel Contributors:Zitzmann, Nicola and Weiger, Roland and Büttel, Leonard and Krastl, Gabriel
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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