Author(s): Guzy G, Nicholls JI
In an in vitro experiment, the failure loads of 59 intact endodontically treated teeth with and without Kerr Endo-Post reinforcement were compared. Fifty-eight teeth fractured below the cementoenamel junction. One tooth fractured through the pulp chamber with a chisel fracture involving both the crown and root. Teeth without posts fractured through the middle or coronal one third of the root. Teeth with posts fractured through the body of the post. No statistically significant reinforcement was demonstrated by cementing a Kerr Endo-Post No. 100 into a sound endodontically treated tooth.