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Use of bondable reinforcement fiber for post and core build-up in an endodontically treated tooth: maximizing strength and aesthetics.

Authors
  • Hornbrook, D S
  • Hastings, J H
Type
Published Article
Journal
Practical periodontics and aesthetic dentistry : PPAD
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1995
Volume
7
Issue
5
Identifiers
PMID: 7548893
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Post/core placements in endodontically treated teeth are utilized as a means to retain a core or foundation for the final restoration. The question of whether a post placed in an endodontically treated tooth actually increases its strength is still being debated. Prefabricated metal posts have been used in most clinical situations in the past. Due to the reflection of metal through the remaining tooth structure, these posts present some concerns involving aesthetics. To address these concerns, this article presents a method of post fabrication using a bondable reinforcement fiber as the dowel post material. The learning objective of this article is to introduce this new post fabrication technique along with the materials utilized. A clinical case is used to present the technique.

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