Journal article

Fracture strength and fracture patterns of root filled teeth restored with direct resin restorations

NA Taha, JE Palamara, HH Messer

Journal of Dentistry | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2011

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To compare fracture characteristics of root-filled teeth with variable cavity design and resin composite restoration. METHODS: 80 extracted intact maxillary premolars were divided randomly into eight groups; (1) intact teeth; (2) unrestored MOD cavity; (3) unrestored MOD cavity plus endodontic access through the occlusal floor; (4) unrestored MOD plus endodontic access with axial walls removed; (5) MOD restored with resin composite; (6) MOD plus endodontic access, resin composite; (7) MOD plus extensive endodontic access, resin composite; (8) MOD plus extensive endodontic access, GIC core and resin composite. A ramped oblique load was applied to the buccal cusp in a servohydraulic..

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