JICDRO is a UGC approved journal (Journal no. 63927)
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 67-69

Dentin post: A new method for reinforcing the tooth

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Swargiya Dadasaheb Kalmegh Smruti Dental College and Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Deepa A Thakur
Plot No. 18, Narmada Society, Bhupesh Nagar, Nagpur - 440 013, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/2231-0754.176260

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Ideal coronal reconstruction of a fractured tooth is still a challenge for restorative dentistry. Many post systems are available but none of them have all the ideal biological and mechanical properties. In this case report a "dentin post" was used for the reinforcement of fractured endodontically treated tooth by virtue of its biomimetic property. Following root canal treatment, a post space was prepared. A direct wax impression was made of the post space. A freshly extracted maxillary cuspid was used to prepare a dentin post, which was then verified in the post space. The dentin post was then luted with dual-cure resin in the canal. Biological dentin posts are considered a good alternative to conventional post systems as they preserve internal dentin walls and provide excellent adhesion and resilience, similar to the natural tooth structure.

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