Weakened anterior roots--intraradicular rehabilitation

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    This paper highlights the fact that many anterior teeth requiring restoration are severely weakened having wide, flared canal spaces, and thin dentinal walls that are prone to fracture. Traditionally these teeth have been restored using metal posts and are often unsuccessful because of lack of retention or root fracture. This paper describes how mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) can be used to form an immediate apical seal rather than waiting months for apexification. Weakened roots can be reinforced using dentine bonding agents and composite resin and if insufficient coronal tooth structure is present a quartz-fibre post can be placed to retain a composite core.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)609-617
    Number of pages9
    JournalBritish Dental Journal
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 2005


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