Journal article

The effect of resin-based sealers on fracture properties of dentine

A Jainaen, JEA Palamara, HH Messer

INTERNATIONAL ENDODONTIC JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2009

Abstract

AIM: To determine whether resin-based sealer cements are able to strengthen root dentine, as measured by work of fracture (Wf), micro-punch shear strength (MPSS) and resistance to vertical root fracture (VRF). METHODOLOGY: One hundred and twenty extracted premolar teeth were randomly assigned amongst four treatments before testing: intact, root canals prepared but unfilled, or root filled using epoxy- or urethane dimethacrylate (UDMA)-based sealer (plus core material). Samples were then prepared for measuring Wf, MPSS or VRF using standard test procedures. Data were analyzed using one-way anova with significance set at P 0.05). There was also no significant difference between sound dentine ..

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