Push-Out Bond Strength Evaluation of Glass Fiber Posts With Different Resin Cements and Application Techniques.


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the push-out strength of two different adhesive cements (total etch and self-adhesive) for glass fiber post (GFP) cementation using two different techniques (microbrush and elongation tip) of cement application. In addition, this study evaluated the effect of total-etch conditioning before the use of a self-adhesive cement. Sixty premolar specimens with a single root canal were selected, endodontically treated, and shaped for GFP cementation. The specimens were randomly placed into one of six groups according to the cement and technique used: RelyX ARC (ARC): ARC + microbrush, ARC + elongation tip; RelyX Unicem (RU): RU + microbrush, RU + elongation tip; or RelyX Unicem + 37% phosphoric acid (RUE): RUE + microbrush, RUE + elongation tip. Each specimen root was cut perpendicular to the vertical axis yielding six 1.0-mm-thick sections. Push-out strength test was performed, followed by statistical analysis using three-way analysis of variance and the Games-Howell test (p<0.05). Statistically significant differences between the groups were found (p< 0.05). The cervical third of the roots had the highest mean push-out strength values, while the apical third had the lowest mean values regardless of the technique used. The elongation technique produced higher mean push-out strength values compared to the microbrush technique. The self-etch adhesive cement had the highest mean push-out strength value in all thirds. The addition of a conditioning step before the self-etch adhesive cementation appears to be effective in enhancing push-out strength with GFPs.

DOI: 10.2341/14-343-L

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@article{Durski2016PushOutBS, title={Push-Out Bond Strength Evaluation of Glass Fiber Posts With Different Resin Cements and Application Techniques.}, author={Marcelo Taborda Durski and Michael James Metz and Jeffrey Y. Thompson and Anna K Mascarenhas and Gary A. Crim and Sousa Vieira and Rui Fernando Mazur}, journal={Operative dentistry}, year={2016}, volume={41 1}, pages={103-10} }