Understanding the restorative options of the endodontically treated tooth
LIVE WEBINAR
10 Dec 2021 Online | 20:00 GST Timezone Area of interest: General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Endodontics, Restorative Dentistry

REGISTER FREE HERE FOR THE WEBINAR | ACCREDITATION: 2 CE Credits Available

Abstract

Endodontically treated teeth often have undergone significant coronal destruction and possible loss of radicular dentin, secondary to endodontic treatment. For many decades, metallic posts have been a standard part of a dentist’s armamentarium for restoring endodontically treated teeth. As in most technologies, there has been a continuous search for the optimal material, design, and physical properties of the endodontic post. Currently available fiber-reinforced resin posts and fiber-reinforced resins are essentially composite materials; they are composed of fibers of carbon or silica surrounded by a matrix of polymer resin. The similarity between their modulus of elasticity and that of dentin possibly seems to lower the risk of failure due to root fracture. However, an important factor determining the success of luting procedures remains the knowledge and experience of the practitioner in their characteristics, bonding techniques, and the predictability of the clinical technique. This lecture will analyze available data and provide a practical albeit evidence-based approach to the advantages and limitations of fiber-reinforced resin technology in clinical practice.


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