Restoration of an Endodontically Treated Incisor Using Zirconium Oxide Post and Core Systems
A Case Study
Irfan Ahmad, BDS
This study describes a technique for the restoration of an endodontically treated anterior tooth utilizing a zirconium oxide post and core system with an all-ceramic crown. Upon reviewing this study, the reader should have:
- An understanding of the five individual requisites necessary for the adequate restoration of an endodontically treated tooth.
- A comprehensive overview of the indications and preparation parameters for the utilization of a zirconium oxide post and core system.
The utilization of ceramic restorations to improve anterior aesthetics has dramatically increased due to their enhanced translucency. The underlying dentin of endodontically treated teeth is, however, often stained. In affected teeth, the coronal aspect of the tooth must be replaced, discolorations caused by pulpal necrosis must be counteracted, and support must be obtained from the root. This article presents the use of a contemporary post and core system for the restoration of endodontically treated anterior teeth.
The use of a zirconium oxide post can provide a suitable option for the restoration of endodontically treated teeth. This therapeutic modality satisfies material requisites for masking underlying discolorations while simultaneously using a highly translucent all-ceramic material for the definitive crown restoration to ensure aesthetics postoperatively. The definitive result is indistinguishable from the adjacent natural teeth.
*Private practice, North Harrow, United Kingdom
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