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VOLUME 9 , ISSUE 7 ( November, 2008 ) > List of Articles


Fracture Resistance of Teeth Restored with Different Post Systems Using New-generation Adhesives

Güliz Görgül, Bagdagül Helvacioglu Kivanç

Citation Information : Görgül G, Kivanç BH. Fracture Resistance of Teeth Restored with Different Post Systems Using New-generation Adhesives. J Contemp Dent Pract 2008; 9 (7):33-40.

DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-9-7-33

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-07-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2008; The Author(s).



The aim of this study was to investigate the fracture strength of three post systems cemented with a dual cure composite resin luting cement by using different adhesive systems.

Methods and Materials

In this study 63 extracted anterior teeth with single roots were endodontically prepared and filled. Teeth were randomly assigned to one of three post systems placed into the prepared canals: Group I - titanium posts (n=21) (Filpost); Group II - glass fiber posts (n=21) (Mirafit White); and Group III zirconia posts (n=21) (CosmoPost). Each group was again randomly divided into three subgroups according to the bonding materials used [Single Bond (n=7), Clearfil SE Bond (n=7), and Prompt L Pop (n=7)]. A dual cured resin cement (Rely X ARC) was used for bonding the posts into the root canals. Standard cores were made by a composite resin (Clearfil Photocore) using core build-ups. The samples were tested in the compression test machine for 1 mm/min and fracture resistance of the teeth were recorded. The data was analyzed by using twoway analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Duncan's New Multiple Range Tests. A significance level of p<.05 was used for all comparisons.


There was a significant difference in fracture resistance between the post systems (p<0.05) and the interaction of adhesive resins and post systems (p<0.05). Mirafit White was more resistant to fracture than other groups; Filpost showed the least resistance to fracture. CosmoPost post system bonded with Single Bond recorded the lowest fracture resistance (p<0.05).


Endodontically treated anterior teeth restored with glass fiber posts exhibited higher failure loads than teeth restored with zirconia and titanium posts. Self-etching adhesives are better alternatives to etch-andrinse adhesive systems for luting post systems.

Clinical Significance

Under the condition of this study, glass fiber posts are preferable to restore endodontically treated anterior teeth.


Kivanç BH, Görgül G. Fracture Resistance of Teeth Restored with Different Post Systems Using Newgeneration Adhesives. J Contemp Dent Pract 2008 November; (9)7:033-040.

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