As we continue our countdown of the most popular posts in 2011 #4 is “Post & Core’s Coming Loose”. This post looked at the factors that create retention when we restore a severely compromised tooth following endodontic therapy. We often hear conversations about the length and diameter of the post. In addition the conversation about how the post is cemented or bonded is a valid one when we look at longevity of the restoration. Lastly an important factor is to understand and control ( if possible) the amount of force the final restoration will be subjected to. The main idea of the post was understanding how the amount of remaining tooth structure, in more than one dimension, ferrule, affects survival of the restoration.
Managing old post and core restorations that come out crown and all is commonplace in my office. I assume by the popularity of this information I am not alone in that experience. Being able to help patients understand the circumstances and the inherent risks and benefits of treatment alternatives is the key concern. Doing this is built on the foundation of understanding the clinical implications.
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