CAD/CAM post-and-core using different esthetic materials: Fracture resistance and bond strengths

Denis Roberto Falcão Spina, Rogério Goulart Da Costa, Isabelli Carolini Farias, Leonardo Gonçalves Da Cunha, André Vicente Ritter, Carla Castiglia Gonzaga, Gisele Maria Correr

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Purpose: To evaluate the fracture resistance (FR), and push-out bond strengths (BS) of custom-made CAD/CAM post-and-cores manufactured with different esthetic materials. Methods: 90 single-rooted extracted teeth were selected, endodontically treated and prepared to receive the posts. The specimens were randomly divided into three equal groups according to the material: hybrid ceramic Vita Enamic (HC); nano-ceramic resin composite Lava Ultimate (RC); and experimental epoxy-resin reinforced by glass-fiber (FG). The post-and-cores were manufactured using CAD/CAM and cemented using a self-adhesive resin cement (Rely X Unicem2). A subgroup of 30 specimens (n=10) was subjected to fatigue (1,000,000 cycles at 5 Hz) and then to the FR test. Another subgroup with 60 specimens was submitted to the BS test, with and without fatigue. Data were submitted to analysis of variance (FR - one-way ANOVA; BS - two-way ANOVA) and Tukey's test (a= 0.05). Results: The FR values (mean±SD, in Newtons) were 414.5±83.9 (HC), 621.3± 100.3 (RC), and 407.6± 109.0 (FG), with RC showing significantly higher FR values (P< 0.05). For BS, there was no statistically significant difference among the materials, with and without fatigue (P> 0.05). The type of material used to obtain the CAD/CAM-customized post-and-cores had a significant effect on the FR, but not on the BS of the specimens. Fatigue did not influence the BS for the tested materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-304
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican journal of dentistry
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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