Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2013, vol. 19, book 4
Subject Collection: Oral and Dental Medicine
Pages: 426-429
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2013194.426
Published online: 13 December 2013

J of IMAB 2013 Jul-Dec;19(4):426-429
Emilia Karova 1Corresponding Autor, Snezhanka Topalova-Pirinska.
Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Aim: To measure in vitro and compare the time necessary for ultrasonic removal of different prefabricated stainless steel and fiber posts, cemented with one and the same resin cement.
Methodology: Thirty extracted human teeth were randomly distributed into three groups (n=10) – passive stainless steel, screwed and fiber ones. All posts were fixed with resin cement and lately treated with piezoelectric scaler, without water spray cooling, until their final removal. The time for definitive post dislodgement was measured with a chronometer.
Results: Statistical analysis showed significant difference (p=0.001) between the mean time values for removal of tested posts. We found out considerable differences between measured time for passive stainless-steel and screwed posts (p=0.003) and passive stainless-steel and fiber posts (p=0.004) and insignificant for screwed stainless-steel and fiber posts (p=0.684).
 Conclusion: The shortest time for removal of prefabricated intraradicular posts was for screwed posts, followed by fiber and passive stainless steel ones.

Key words: post removal; prefabricated post; resin cement; ultrasound;

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Karova E, Topalova-Pirinska S. Comparison of the time required for ultrasonic removal of prefabricated intraradicular posts. J of IMAB. 2013 Jul-Dec;19(4):426-429. doi: 10.5272/jimab.2013194.426.

Correspondence to: Dr. Emilia Karova, Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University Sofia; 1, St George Sofiisky str., 1431 Sofia, Bulgaria;

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Received: 10 October 2013
Published online: 13 December 2013

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