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An in vitro Evaluation of Fracture Resistance of endodontically treated Teeth with Different Restorative Materials

Mukut Seal, Pratim Talukdar, Babita Sangwan, Rahul Rishi, Kanav Jain, Pranjali Dutt

Citation Information : Seal M, Talukdar P, Sangwan B, Rishi R, Jain K, Dutt P. An in vitro Evaluation of Fracture Resistance of endodontically treated Teeth with Different Restorative Materials. J Contemp Dent Pract 2016; 17 (7):549-552.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1887

Published Online: 01-11-2016

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



The aim of the present study is to compare and assess the fracture resistance of root canal treated teeth with different restorative materials.

Materials and methods

The present in vitro study was carried out on seventy-five freshly extracted, noncarious, single-canal human lower-first premolars with similar anatomic characteristics. Teeth were randomly assigned to five groups with 15 teeth being present in each group. Group I is control group (no alteration done), group II is restored with silver amalgam after endodontic therapy, group III is restored with posterior composite after endodontic therapy, group IV is restored with posterior glass ionomer cement (GIC) after endodontic therapy, and group V is restored with miracle mix after endodontic therapy. Universal testing machine was used to assess the fracture strength. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) test followed by Tukey's post hoc test were used to determine the significant difference between each group. A p-value of < 0.05 was considered as statistically significant.


The mean fracture resistance of control group showed highest fracture resistance with a mean Newton of 1083.33 ± 136.78. Among the restorative material, the highest fracture resistance was shown by teeth restored by composite (845.46 ± 47.36), followed by silver amalgam (845.46 ± 47.36). There was statistically significant difference among all the restorative materials compared with the control group (p < 0.05). However, among the teeth restored with silver amalgam and miracle mix, there was no statistical significance (p > 0.05).


The present study concludes that composites are found to be having more fracture resistance followed by silver amalgam on endodontically treated premolar teeth.

Clinical significance

Restoring nonvital teeth represents a major challenge for clinicians as they are extensively damaged due to caries and endodontic access preparations. With various restorative materials in the market, it becomes difficult for the clinician to choose the better restorative material for postendodontic restoration.

How to cite this article

Sangwan B, Rishi R, Seal M, Jain K, Dutt P, Talukdar P. An in vitro Evaluation of Fracture Resistance of endodontically treated Teeth with Different Restorative Materials. J Contemp Dent Pract 2016;17(7):549-552.

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