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Bond Strength of Fiber-reinforced Posts to Deproteinized Root Canal Dentin

Adilson Yoshio Furuse, Leonardo Fernandes Cunha, Samantha Pugsley Baratto, Denise Piotto Leonardi, Gisele Aihara Haragushiku, Carla Castiglia Gonzaga

Citation Information : Furuse AY, Cunha LF, Baratto SP, Leonardi DP, Haragushiku GA, Gonzaga CC. Bond Strength of Fiber-reinforced Posts to Deproteinized Root Canal Dentin. J Contemp Dent Pract 2014; 15 (5):581-586.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1583

Published Online: 01-02-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).



This study evaluated the push-out bond strength of cemented fiber posts after deproteinization of root canal dentin walls with NaOCl. The effect of the application of an antioxidant solution (sodium ascorbate) was also evaluated.

Materials and methods

A three-step etch-and-rinse (Scotchbond - 3M Espe) and a one-step self-etching adhesive (Xeno III - Dentsply Caulk) were evaluated. Thirty bovine incisor roots were divided into 3 groups:

a. Irrigation with physiologic solution (control).

b. Deproteinization with 10 minutes irrigation of 5% NaOCl.

c. Deproteinization with NaOCl followed by 10 minutes irrigation with 10% ascorbic acid. Fiber posts were cemented with a dual-cured cement (Rely X ARC - 3M ESPE). The push-out bond strength was evaluated after 24 hours of storage in distilled water. The data were analyzed with three-way ANOVA, one-way ANOVA and Tukey's test (á = 0.05).


There were significant differences between groups (p < 0.05). The bond strength of Scotchbond was not influenced by the deproteinization. Xeno III showed a decrease in bond strength when deproteinized with 5% NaOCl (p < 0.05). For Xeno III, the subsequent irrigation with ascorbic acid was able to reverse the effect of the deproteinization. Considering the radicular thirds, the bond strength varied in the sequence—apical < middle < coronal.


Only the all-in-one adhesive was influenced by the deproteinization. Considering the respective control groups, both systems showed similar bond strength results.

Clinical significance

The decreased bond strength of the selfetching adhesive following deproteinization seams to be related to the oxidant effect of the NaOCl solution and the subsequent irrigation with ascorbic acid was able to reverse the effect of the deproteinization.

How to cite this article

Furuse AY, Cunha LF, Baratto SP, Leonardi DP, Haragushiku GA, Gonzaga CC. Bond Strength of Fiber-reinforced Posts to Deproteinized Root Canal Dentin. J Contemp Dent Pract 2014;15(5):581-586.

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