RTD has used proprietary, radiopaque QUARTZ fibers in its posts since 2000 (with and without intrinsic color-coding). RTD posts with this fiber/resin composition have been successfully evaluated in clinical trials. Moreover, published in vitro studies rate these quartz fiber posts as the highest in terms of radiopacity, flexural strength and fatigue resistance.
The post is designed with a series of serrations and passive threading cut into the surface, to provide self-retention regardless of the cementation media used. It is provided for dentists not completely comfortable with the total-etch / moist bonding materials & techniques, or dentists who would prefer to use glass ionomer cements with resin core materials. Independent research shows retentive strength previously unattained.
- Flexural Strength
- Interlaminate Shear Strength
- Fatigue Strength**
- 1600 MPa
- 60-75 MPa
- 2.0 mm or 200% Al Equivalent
- >10 Millions Cycles Without Breaking
- Macro-retentive surface features
- Tapered conicity
- Low modulus of elasticity
- High resistance and fatigue strength
- Corrosion free
- Improved retention values
- Good adaptation & conservative preparation
- Prevent root fracture
- Long term durability
- Easy diagnostic
- Aesthetic & Light Transmission
- Prevents de-bonding, root fracture & discoloration
"I have used RTD fiber posts since 1997 and do not have cases of breaking or failure in my treatments. Moreover, these new Macro-Lock posts offer the best versatility and perfect adaptation on the root canals of the many posts I have evaluated in the laboratory, and in the clinic. I can observe and quantify that they always present the best results in terms of fatigue resistance, adhesion and conductivity of light. RTD fiber posts provide me confidence as a professional, and security for the patient."
Sandra Costa Zamboni, MS, DDS, Department of Dental Materials and Prosthodontics, São Paulo State University at São José dos Campos, Brazil
"The new Macro-Lock post reminds me of the FIRST RTD fiber posts that I was using with confidence two decades ago. The retentive grooves proved effective then, and with this newest radiopaque, translucent quartz fiber technology, I reach for the Macro-Lock whenever I have minimal useable tooth structure."
Tony Pensak, General Dentistry, Calgary, BC Canada