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Post and Core Restoration

A Predictable Technique

Learning Objectives:  

This video depicts the proper technique of performing a post and core restoration to achieve a predictable and aesthetically pleasing result. As a result of watching this video, the viewer should:
  • Visualize the procedure of performing a post and core restoration
  • Understand and be able to apply each increment of the step-by-step procedure of post and core restoration

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. There is a very specific procedure that practitioners can follow in order to maximize the predictability and the aesthetic aspects of the completed restoration. This video details and depicts the process and materials dental professionals can utilize to perform successful post and core restorations on any of their patients. 

Related Reading:   

 

  1. Chalifoux PR. Restoration of endodontically treated teeth: Review, classification, and post design. Pract Periodont Aesthet Dent 1988;10(2):247-254. 
  2. Schweiger M, et al. Microstructure and properties of a pressed glass-ceramic core to a zirconia post. QDT 1998;21:73-79. 
  3. Ichikawa Y, Akagawa Y, Nikai H, Tsuru H. Tissue compatibility and stability of a new zirconia ceramic in vivo. J Prosthet Dent 1992;68(2):322-326. 
  4. Ahmad I. Yttrium-partially-stabilised zirconium dioxide (YPSZ): An approach to restoring coronally compromised non-vital teeth. Int J Periodont Rest Dent 1998;18(5):455-465. 
  5. Mendoza DB, Eakle WS. Retention of posts cemented with various dentinal bonding cements. J Prosthet Dent 194;72(6):591-594. 

 

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