Journal article

Fracture Strength and Fracture Patterns of Root-filled Teeth Restored With Direct Resin Composite Restorations Under Static and Fatigue Loading

NA Taha, JE Palamara, HH Messer

OPERATIVE DENTISTRY | OPERATIVE DENTISTRY INC | Published : 2014

Abstract

AIM: To assess fracture strength and fracture patterns of root-filled teeth with direct resin composite restorations under static and fatigue loading. METHODOLOGY: MOD cavities plus endodontic access were prepared in 48 premolars. Teeth were root filled and divided into three restorative groups, as follows 1) resin composite; 2) glass ionomer cement (GIC) core and resin composite; and 3) open laminate technique with GIC and resin composite. Teeth were loaded in a servohydraulic material test system. Eight samples in each group were subjected to stepped fatigue loading: a preconditioning load of 100 N (5000 cycles) followed by 30,000 cycles each at 200 N and higher loads in 50-N increments un..

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