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VOLUME 19 , ISSUE 1 ( January, 2018 ) > List of Articles


Pre-endodontic Post and Core Technique for Endodontic and Prosthodontic Treatment

Takatsugu Yamamoto, Tomoko Ikawa, Yuko Shigeta, Shuji Shigemoto, Eriko Ando

Citation Information : Yamamoto T, Ikawa T, Shigeta Y, Shigemoto S, Ando E. Pre-endodontic Post and Core Technique for Endodontic and Prosthodontic Treatment. J Contemp Dent Pract 2018; 19 (1):117-122.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-2223

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-08-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Introduction: Displacement of provisional fixed prostheses may result in undesirable and embarrassing outcomes in dental treatments, especially in endodontic treatment. Development of certain counter measures has been necessary to avoid such discomforts. Aim: The aim of this report was to propose a pre-endodontic post and core technique to achieve smooth progress of the treatment. Materials and methods: The patient was a 59-year-old male diagnosed with an infraocclusion caused by wear of his teeth. He received full mouth provisional fixed restorations for a complete oral rehabilitation. Displacement and fracture of the restorations frequently occurred during the observation period for the function of the restorations. Therefore, the pre-endodontic post and core technique was applied to the abutment teeth before their endodontic treatments were started. The technique consisted of three steps as follows: Step 1: Caries removal and dowel preparation were performed for the abutment teeth having apical periodontitis. Composite cores were indirectly fabricated, which had access holes for endodontic treatment. Step 2: The cores were bonded to the teeth. In endodontic treatment, rubber dam appliances were easily placed owing to the core, and proper tooth isolation was accomplished. Step 3: Fiberposts were bonded to the dowel holes through the access holes after the root canal filling. During endodontic treatment, displacement and/or fracture of the provisional restorations did not occur. Conclusion: The pre-endodontic post and core technique was effective in obtaining improved retention of provisional restoration, appropriate isolation for endodontic treatment, and sufficient retention of the post and core. Clinical significance: The pre-endodontic post and core technique is useful for avoiding the discomforts in dental treatments, namely, a smooth transition from endodontic to prosthodontic treatment can be achieved.

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