The effect of endodontic access preparation on the failure load resistance of 3Y-TZP zirconia crowns was accomplished by preparing human molars and luting monolithic zirconia crowns with a self-adhesive resin cement. Besides the intact control, teeth received endodontic access preparations and then grouped (n = 12) into a positive control (no access repair), dentin core replacement only and complete access repair groups. Specimens were axially tested until failure with results of no significant difference between the failure load of intact controls and the complete access repair group. However, the positive control and dentin replacement only groups failed at significantly lower loads. Under the conditions of this study, there was no significant failure load difference between 3Y-TZP monolithic zirconia crowns with repaired endodontic access preparations to that evidenced by an unprepared control. Although this evidence is encouraging, caution is advised and definitive recommendations cannot be made until verified by clinical studies.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Australian Endodontic Journal|
|State||Published - Apr 2022|
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- endodontic access
- failure load
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Dentistry (all)