The Post-endodontic Adhesive Interface: Theoretical Perspectives and Potential Flaws. Academic Article uri icon


  • INTRODUCTION: The aim of this review was to analyze the potential of successful bonds of endodontic posts to radicular dentin as well as the limitations of the post-endodontic adhesive interface. METHODS: The MEDLINE/PubMed and Web of Science electronic databases were searched. The search was augmented by a manual search of the pertinent bibliographies. RESULTS: The post-endodontic adhesive interface finds application in the endodontic cohesive units. Many techniques and materials exist to improve the bond between endodontic posts and resin-based materials as well as between resin-based materials and radicular dentin. Different techniques used for the adhesion of metallic and fiber-reinforced posts are discussed and critically analyzed. CONCLUSIONS: Although adhesive cementation of endodontic posts is popular, a long-term predictable bond may be compromised because of procedures related to the endodontic treatment and/or the adhesive cementation procedures. Microleakage and degradation phenomena may further jeopardize the post-endodontic adhesive interface.

published proceedings

  • J Endod

author list (cited authors)

  • Maroulakos, G., He, J., & Nagy, W. W.

citation count

  • 26

complete list of authors

  • Maroulakos, Georgios||He, Jianing||Nagy, William W

publication date

  • January 2018