Purpose: To evaluate the bond strength between two fiber posts (FRC Postec and DT Light Post) and different composite resins following different surface treatments of the posts. Materials and Methods: One hundred sixty extracted teeth were divided into sixteen groups (n = 10). After pretreatment of the post surface with (1) no treatment, (2) silanization, (3) sandblasting + silanization or (4) tribochemical coating, the posts were either luted with the resin cements provided by the manufacturers of the post system or with a core buildup material. Push-out tests were performed in a universal testing machine until the post segment was dislodged from the root section. Data were analyzed using ANOVA. Multiple comparisons were performed using Tukeys test. Results: FRC Postec achieved significantly higher bond strengths than DT Light Post (p < 0.0001). Cementation with the core buildup material showed significantly higher bond strengths than the resin cement provided by the post manufacturers (p < 0.0001). Conclusion: Post type, type of surface treatment and type of resin cement were significant factors for bond strength. Luting with a core buildup material significantly increased the bond strengths.
Keywords: fiber post, tribochemical treatment, silane, core buildup resin, push-out bond strength