Oper Dent 2021 Nov;46(6):669-679
Franklin García-Godoy, DDS, MS, PhD, PhD, professor and director, Bioscience Research Center, College of Dentistry, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA, and Honorary Professor, School of Dentistry, Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Purpose: To investigate the effect of a cervical cavity extending 1 mm apical to the cemento-enamel junction (CEJ) on fracture resistance and failure mode of maxillary central incisors that have been treated endodontically, present with complete and incomplete ferrules, and are restored with and without a fiber post.
Methods And Materials: 50 intact human maxillary central incisors were divided into five groups (n=10): CG (control group) 6-mm fer-rule height, no cervical cavity, and without post; (CO) 6-mm ferrule height without post, with a cervical cavity (access to root canal and cervical cavity restored with composite resin), cervical cavity; and post with ferrule heights of 1 mm (CP1), 2 mm (CP2), and 6 mm (CP6) restored with fiberglass post and composite resin core. After complete metal crowns were cemented on all specimens, they were subjected to thermal cycling (6000 cycles, 5°C/55°C), followed by immediate testing of fracture resistance. Read More