Frequent consequence of inadequate constructions post & core placement in root canal treated abutment teeth is loosening of the anchors. Patients frequently seeks dental treatment too late, only when the whole abutment gets decayed and totally vanished. Providing the dentist is able to remove the fixed restoration without damaging the anchors the same restoration can be replaced if the dentist can create a new dowel core under the retainer. That is a big question if the fabrication of such a properly fitting dowel core is possible tha provides a durable fixation without the remaking the whole bridgework? Dowel cores can be fabricated using the direct and indirect techniques. The advantage of the direct method is that it needs only one appointment, while the indirect technique provides all the advantages of the laboratory accuracy. The technique of fabrication will be shown on two patient's cases.
|Translated title of the contribution||Possibilities of dowel core fabrication under the anchors of fixed restorations--case report|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2004|
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