Micro-computerized tomography analysis of cement voids and pull-out strength of glass fiber posts luted with self-adhesive and glass-ionomer cements in the root canal
Sarıdağ, Serkan and Helvacıoğlu-Yiğit, Dilek and Özcan, Mutlu and Avcu, Egemen and Kızıltaş, Güllü (2016) Micro-computerized tomography analysis of cement voids and pull-out strength of glass fiber posts luted with self-adhesive and glass-ionomer cements in the root canal. Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, 30 (14). pp. 1585-1595. ISSN 0169-4243 (Print) 1568-5616 (Online)
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01694243.2016.1155911
This study evaluated the pull-out strength of different glass fiber posts and measured volume of cement and voids in the cement in the root canal utilizing micro-computerized tomography (micro-CT) analysis after they were cemented with two different luting cements. Canine teeth (N = 40) were endodontically treated and randomly divided into four groups depending on the fiber post and the cement type (n = 10 per group) as follows: Group RU: (RelyX + RelyX U200), Group PU: (PINpost + RelyX U200), Group RF: (RelyX + FujiCEM 2), Group PF: (PINpost + FujiCEM 2). Each tooth was scanned using micro-CT and the percentage of cement and void volume at the coronal, middle, and apical levels was calculated. Pull-out tests were performed by applying tensile load parallel to the long axis of the posts (0.5 mm/min). Data were analyzed using, ANOVA, Kruskal–Wallis, and Mann–Whitney U tests (α = 0.05). Regardless of cement type, the percentage (%) of cement volume in the RelyX post groups (RU:31–36; RF:29–40) was significantly higher than that in the PINpost groups (PU:19–23; PF:18–22) (p < 0.05). The percentage of void volume at the PINpost groups (PU:6–11; PF:8–13) was significantly lower than that in the RelyX groups (RU:2; RF:3) (p < 0.05). No significant differences were observed in pull-out strength (N) between the four experimental groups (RU:358.8 ± 56.2; RF:299 ± 64.8; PU:311.9 ± 61.3; PF:293.1 ± 91.3) (p > 0.05). The micro-CT analysis demonstrated that the percentage of cement and void volumes vary depending on the type of fiber post and cement used. No correlation between cement, void volume, and pull-out strength was observed.
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