Push-out bond strength of different types of mineral trioxide aggregate in root dentin
Objective: The objective of this study was to measure the push-out bond strength of three types of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) materials in root dentin.
Methods: The study was carried out at the College of Dentistry, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University from March 2014 to January 2015. Thirty extracted maxillary central incisors were selected, instrumented, irrigated, and randomly assigned into three groups (n = 10): Group 1 - Ortho MTA; Group 2 - MTA Angelus; and Group 3 - ProRoot MTA. Materials were mixed following the manufacturers’ recommendations and canals were filled. Teeth were stored in distilled water for 6 months. The push-out bond strength was evaluated using 2-mm thick coronal root sections. The data were analyzed with one-way ANOVA and Tukey-Kramer multiple comparison tests statistically significant at P < 0.05.
Results: The mean bond strength values were 68.69 ± 29.63 MPa for Ortho MTA, 42.54 ± 32.78 MPa for MTA Angelus, and 72.75 ± 26.27 MPa for ProRoot MTA groups. There were no significant differences between the bond strengths of tested materials (P > 0.05).
Conclusion: Ortho MTA, MTA Angelus, and ProRoot MTA materials showed similar push-out bond strength values in root dentin.
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