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VOLUME 17 , ISSUE 2 ( February, 2016 ) > List of Articles


Push-out Bond Strength of Glass Fiber Posts Cemented in Weakened Roots with Different Luting Agents

Lourenço Correr-Sobrinho, Daniele M da Silveira-Pedrosa, Luis RM Martins, Mário AC Sinhoreti, Manoel D Sousa-Neto, Edson D Costa Junior, Celso de F Pedrosa-Filho, Jacy Ribeiro de Carvalho

Citation Information : Correr-Sobrinho L, da Silveira-Pedrosa DM, Martins LR, Sinhoreti MA, Sousa-Neto MD, Junior ED, de F Pedrosa-Filho C, de Carvalho JR. Push-out Bond Strength of Glass Fiber Posts Cemented in Weakened Roots with Different Luting Agents. J Contemp Dent Pract 2016; 17 (2):119-124.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1813

Published Online: 01-07-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).



To evaluate the push-out bond strength (BS) of direct anatomic posts (DAPs) and conventional fiber posts (CFPs) cemented with different luting agents in different thirds of flared root canals.

Materials and methods

A total of 60 human single-rooted canine teeth were transversally sectioned 16 mm from the radicular apex. After endodontic treatment, canals were flared with diamond burs. Samples were divided into six groups according to post type and luting agent: DAP and RelyX U100 (RXU); DAP and RelyX ARC (RXA); DAP and RelyX Luting 2 (RXL); CFP and RXU; CFP and RXA; CFP and RXL. Roots were sectioned transversely into six 1-mm-thick slices. The push-out test was performed and failure modes were observed.


The DAP groups (7.23 ± 2.05) showed highest BS values (p < 0.05) when compared with CFP (5.93 ± 1.76). RelyX U100 (8.17 ± 1.70) showed higher BS values (p < 0.05) than RXA (6.46 ± 1.38), and RXL (5.10 ± 1.65) showed the lowest values. Bond strength on the apical third was statistically lower (p < 0.05) than that on the other thirds of the root canals. There was a predominance of adhesive failure for all groups.


The DAPs improved retention in flared root canals, and RXU was the most effective luting agent. The apical third showed the lowest BS values.

Clinical significance

The relining procedure of fiber posts with composite and the proper selection of luting resin cement are important for increasing bonding effectiveness in flared root canals.

How to cite this article

da Silveira-Pedrosa DM, Martins LRM, Sinhoreti MAC, Correr-Sobrinho L, Sousa-Neto MD, Costa ED Jr, de F Pedrosa-Filho C, de Carvalho JR Jr. Push-out Bond Strength of Glass Fiber Posts Cemented in Weakened Roots with Different Luting Agents. J Contemp Dent Pract 2016;17(2): 119-124.

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