Resistance to torsional forces is critical in restoration of endodontically treated teeth. Seven post designs (Flexi-Post, Flexi-Flange, Para-Post, AccessPost, World Post, Vlock, and Dentatus posts) were cemented in roots of natural teeth with zinc phosphate and Flexi-Flow cements, which resulted in 11 different groupings that were subjected to torsional… (More)
This in vitro study measured key morphological features of pulp chambers in anterior teeth and tested the hypothesis that the distance from the lingual surface (midpoint from the cusp tip to the lingual CEJ) to the pulp chamber (the midpoint from the buccal to the lingual CEJ) was similar for different tooth types. Extracted human teeth were sorted and 100… (More)
In this study two precision overdenture attachment designs were tested for retention--a nylon overdenture cap system and a new cap and keeper system. The new cap and keeper system was designed to reduce the time involved in replacing a cap worn by the conditions of the oral environment. Six groups were tested at two different angles and retentive failure… (More)
INTRODUCTION A limited number of in vivo studies have discussed the prevalence of middle mesial canals in root canal systems of mandibular molars. The reported results have varied between 1% and 25%, with no detailed description of the depth and direction of troughing needed to identify such small canal orifices. The objective of the present study was to… (More)
The retention of a post in a root is critical for the successful restoration of an endodontically treated tooth. This study compared the retention of two hollow-tube post designs (Access post and World post) cemented with zinc phosphate cement or a titanium-reinforced composite resin cement (Flexi-Flow cement with titanium) with that of the control… (More)
The retention of posts in tooth roots is vital to the success of the restoration. This study compared the retention of posts of various sizes and diameters cemented with a titanium-reinforced composite cement with that of posts previously reported cemented with zinc phosphate cement. Four groups made up of 10 samples each were used and retention values were… (More)
The adaptation of an inventive prefabricated post and core to dentin is presented as part of a series of research reports. The authors suggest that the imaginative design of the split shaft and its telescoping or collapsible apex reduces stress and the finely threaded shaft improves retention.