J Korean Acad Prosthodont.  2006 Feb;44(1):1-9.

Curing reaction of the light cured flowable composite resins through the endodontic translucent fiber post

  • 1Department of Prosthodontics, Graduate School, Chonnam National University, Korea.


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and substitute possibility of a newly developed flowable composite resins as a luting cement for translucent fiber post. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Two kinds of 12 mm translucent fiber post (D.T. Light-Post (Bisco, USA) and FRC Postec (Ivoclar vivadent, Liechtenstein)) was inserted into the teflon mold (7 mm diameter, 9 mm long) and Filtek-Flow (3M ESPE, USA), a light activated flowable composite resin, was polymerized for 60 seconds through the post. Also, the post was cut from the tip to 9 mm, 6 mm, 3 mm, and Filtek-Flow was light cured according to each length. For comparison, 60 seconds light-cured and 24 hours self-cured two dual cured resin cement (Duo-cement (Bisco, USA) and 2 Panavia-F (Kuraray, Japan)) samples were prepared as control group. Also cavities (1 mm in width, 1 mm in depth, and 12 mm in length) were prepared using acrylic plate and aluminum bar, and flowable composite resin was filled and light cured by the diffused light from the fiber post's side wall. The degree of polymerization was measured according to the distance from curing light using Vickers' hardness test. RESULT: Within the limitation of this study, the following conclusions were drawn: 1. Vickers'hardness of light cured dual cured resin cement and flowable composite resin decreased from Panavia-F, Filtek-Flow, and Duo-cement accordingly (p<0.05). In the dual curing resin cement, light curing performed group showed higher surface hardness value than self cured only group (p<0.05). 2. Surface hardness ratio (light cured through fiber post /directly light cured) of D.T. Light-Post using Filtek-Flow showed about 70% in the 6 mm deep and about 50% in the 12 mm deep. FRC Postec showed only 40% of surface hardness ratio. 3. Surface hardness ratio by diffused light from the post's side wall showed about 50% at 6 mm and 9 mm deep, and about 40% at 12 mm deep in D.T. Light-Post. However, FRC Postec showed about 40% at 6 mm deep, and almost no polymerization in 9 mm and 12 mm deep.


Resin luting cement; Fiber post; Light curing

MeSH Terms

Composite Resins*
Hardness Tests
Resin Cements
Composite Resins
Resin Cements
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