Post Endodontic Restorations – An Overview Of Direct And Indirect Restorations.

Document Type : Primary Research paper

Authors

1 M.D.S, Professor Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics,

2 B, B.D.S, II yr Post Graduate student Sree Balaji Dental College & Hospital,

3 M.D.S, Reader Bharat Institute of Higher Education & Research,

4 M.D.S, Professor Narayanapuram, Pallikaranai, Chennai – 600100. Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract

Restoration following root canal treatment and retreatment are carried out in order to restore form, function and aesthetics. Mechanically restored restorations have demonstrated good reliability and predictability as treatment option, where there is a biological cost. The emergence of adhesive based restoration is purely based on the purpose of minimally invasive dentistry philosophy and also due to development of reliable adhesive systems. Adhesive restoration offers many advantages like conservation of tooth structure by which conservative preparation will reduce periodontal problem and possibility of re-intervention if required. Long term success of endodontically treated teeth depends upon the operative choices opted by clinician keeping in mind about the individual clinical case, to restore with direct or indirect restorations, overlays or full crown, using or not using posts and the materials and principles utilized for restoration preparation. The treatment plan is purely based on the amount of remaining coronal structure and functional requirement of the tooth which is root canal treated.

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