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The International Journal of Prosthodontics

Edited by George A. Zarb, BChD, DDS, MS, MS, FRCD(C)

ISSN 0893-2174

March/April 2007
Volume 20 , Issue 2

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A Laboratory Comparison of Individual Targis/Vectris Posts with Standard Fiberglass Posts

Massimo Corsalini, MD, DDS / Katia Genovese, Mec Eng / Luciano Lamberti, Mec Eng / Carmine Pappalettere, Mec Eng / Mauro Carella, DDS / Stefano Carossa, MD, DDS

Pages: 190192
PMID: 17455443

This article presents an in vitro analysis of a specific occlusal loading test on endodontically treated teeth restored with 2 different composite post materials. Individual, customized posts (IFPs) were compared to standard fiberglass posts (SFPs). The selected IFPs (standard cylindric Targis/Vectris posts) were compared to SFPs (Conic 6% Post, Ghimas). The posts were first subjected to a 3-point bending test to compare their flexural elastic properties. They were then used to restore 22 endodontically treated artificial maxillary central incisors and subjected to a specific occlusal loading simulation test. The loading test showed that IFP restorations performed better than SFP restorations. A clinical evaluation of this laboratory observation is suggested. Int J Prosthodont 2007;20:190192.

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