This study aimed to evaluate influence of different post-end positions in alveolar bone level on stress distributions in resin-core build-up tooth under different load directions. Three-dimensional mathematical models of a root-filled mandibular premolar tooth were constructed. Resin post and core were built-up with six post lengths: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 mm. Finite element analysis calculated stress distributions with oblique load of 400 N to buccal cusp 45 degree from buccal side or from lingual side. The 3 mm-post length (post-end position equal to cancellous bone level) caused highest equivalent stress of post-end compared with the shorter or longer post length. When change of load direction, the direction of maximum shear stress became completely opposite at mesiodistal cervical edge of core-part without a change of the magnitude. Changing shear stress direction would increase risk of debonding at mesiodistal cervical edge.
- Equivalent stress distribution
- Fiber post
- Load direction
- Post-end position
- Shear stress distribution