The Post-endodontic Adhesive Interface: Theoretical Perspectives and Potential Flaws.
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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.
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Maroulakos, G., He, J., & Nagy, W. W
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Maroulakos, Georgios||He, Jianing||Nagy, William W