Effect of luting agents and reconstruction techniques on the fracture resistance of pre-fabricated post systems

Toksavul S. , Toman M. , UYULGAN B., schmage p., nergiz i.

JOURNAL OF ORAL REHABILITATION, vol.32, no.6, pp.433-440, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1365-2842.2005.01438.x
  • Page Numbers: pp.433-440


Fracture resistance and fracture modes of endodontically treated maxillary central incisors restored with different post-and-core systems covered with all-ceramic copings were evaluated. Ten samples were prepared for each group. Groups 1, 2 and 3 consisted of tooth-coloured post-and-core, zirconia post (Cosmopost) with a composite core (Tetric Ceram), zirconia post (Cosmopost) with a custom made ceramic core (Cosmo Ingot), glass fibre-reinforced post (FRC Postec) with a composite core (Tetric Ceram), respectively. Group 4 consisted of a titanium post (ERpost) with a composite core (Tetric Ceram). The control group (group 5) consisted of root-filled incisors without posts. Tooth-coloured posts were cemented in the roots using Variolink-2, while titanium posts were cemented in the roots using Harvard cement. The all-ceramic copings were cemented using Variolink-2. Static load was applied to 2 mm below the incisal edge on the palatinal surface of each sample until they were fractured. Fracture data were obtained and statistically analysed with One-way ANOVA and a Tukey's test. The results of the means and standard deviations of the fracture resistance during static loading were: 497.5 +/- 61.94 (1), 474.61 +/- 96.84 (2), 494.61 +/- 104.67 (3), 581.34 +/- 105.36 (4), 420.42 +/- 127.48 (5). There were statistically significant differences between groups 4 and 5. Glass fibre-reinforced posts and composite cores (group 3) showed the most catastrophic failure. Consequently, zirconia ceramic posts can be used in clinical practice.