Evaluation of Stress Distributions in Mandibular Molar Teeth with Different Iatrogenic Root Perforations Repaired with Biodentine or Mineral Trioxide Aggregate: A Finite Element Analysis Study

Aslan T. , Esim E. , Üstün Y., Dönmez Özkan H.

Journal of Endodontics, 2020 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


© 2020 American Association of EndodontistsIntroduction: In this study, finite element analysis was used to evaluate the stress distributions in simulated mandibular molar teeth with various iatrogenic root perforation types after reparation with Biodentine (Septodont, Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France) or mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA). Methods: An extracted human mandibular molar tooth was scanned using a micro–computed tomographic device, and a 3-dimensional solid model was created. Then, 3 different iatrogenic perforation types (furcation perforation [FP], strip perforation [SP], and post drill perforation [PDP]) and 2 different repair materials (MTA and Biodentine [BD]) were simulated on the model. In addition, a sound tooth (ST) model (control) and a model left unrepaired for each type of perforation were created; then, access cavities were restored using resin composite, except for the sound tooth model. Consequently, a total of 10 experimental models were designed. An oblique force of 300 N angled at 45° to the occlusal plane was simulated. Evaluations of von Mises stress were performed in the perforated regions. Results: Maximum von Mises stress values were 7.76 MPa for ST/corresponding to the FP region, 8.48 MPa for ST/corresponding to the SP region, 14.20 MPa for ST/corresponding to the PDP region, 10.89 MPa for FP /MTA, 7.65 MPa for FP/BD, 14.67 MPa for FP/unrepaired, 15.92 MPa for SP/MTA, 15.82 MPa for SP/BD, 21.95 MPa for SP/unrepaired, 10.20 MPa for PDP/MTA, 9.17 MPa for PDP/BD, and 17.86 MPa for PDP/unrepaired. Conclusions: The results of this finite element analysis indicated that BD models showed lower maximum von Mises stress values than the MTA models, and SPs exposed higher stress concentrations in root perforation regions than FPs and PDPs. The use of MTA and BD may reduce the risk of potentially harmful stress in root perforation regions.