The objective of this study was to determinate the fracture resistance of endodontically treated teeth and restored with two root post systems : i) resin post, ii) fiber post. A total of 60 teeth were freshly extracted, endodontically treated and randomly divided in two groups (n= 30/each group) for standardized restoration; Group 1 (Group R): Resin post and resin restoration, Group 2 (Group FP): Fiberglass post and resin restoration. Both groups’ samples were mounted in a metallic base at 135º to allow them to be stabilized and held in the universal testing machine by applying a vertical force at cross speed of 1mm/min. Data were recorded in Newtons (N) Previous to test the fracture resistance; all samples were stored in distilled water at 37 ºC for 24 hours. Data were subject to the Saphiro-Wilk test for normality distribution and Student’s t test. Significance was considered at 0.05 values. The values of fiber post group showed normal distribution compared to the resin group, demonstrating less variability among the values. The group FP displayed higher fracture resistance (299.77±100 N) than group R (205.57±86.40 N), with significant differences (p= 0.00002). The greatest fracture resistance was recorded for the group having fiber post reinforced and composite cores. It is suggested that fiberglass post restoration is the first option when endodontic treatment requires core restoration.
KEY WORDS: composite resins, endodontically-treated tooth, synthetic resin, young modulus.
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GARCIA-CONTRERAS, R.; SERRANO-MORALES, O.; SCOUGALL-VILCHIS, R. J.; ARZATE-SOSA, G. & CHÁVEZ-GRANADOS, P. A. Fracture resistance of endodontically restored teeth with two system root post. Int. J. Odontostoma, 16(1):105-105, 2022.