Regional Bond Strengths and Failure Analysis of Fiber Posts Bonded to Root Canal Dentin

J. Aksornmuang, M. Nakajima, R. M. Foxton, W. Panyayong, J. Tagami

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This study evaluated the regional bond strengths of fiber posts to root canal dentin luted with dual-cure resin composite. Twelve extracted human premolars were decoronated and post spaces prepared to a depth of 8 mm. The root canal dentin was treated with Clearfil SE Bond and light-cured for 20 seconds. Three posts from each of the following four types of fiber posts-Snowlight, FibreKor, DT Light-Post and GC Fiber Post-were surface-treated with a mixture of Porcelain Bond Activator and Photobond, then luted into the post spaces with Clearfil DC Core Automix and light-cured for 60 seconds. After 24-hour water storage, each specimen was serially sliced into eight 0.6 x 0.6 mm-thick beams for the microtensile bond strength (mu TBS) test. Failure modes were observed using SEM. The mu TBS data were divided into coronal and apical regions and statistically analyzed. The highest bond strengths were obtained from FibreKor posts. Regional factors had no effect on bond strength. FibreKor and DT Light-Post specimens primarily failed at the post-resin composite interface, whereas Snowlight and GC Post cohesively failed within the post.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)636 - 643
Number of pages8
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008


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