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Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

Endodontic guide for the conservative removal of a fiber-reinforced composite resin post

Published:February 24, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2020.11.044

      Abstract

      Prosthetic dentistry involves functional and esthetic restoration. Some situations require the use of fiber-reinforced composite resin posts that help preserve restorations. However, if the initial treatment fails, a new endodontic intervention may be required for fiber-reinforced composite resin post removal. This procedure can be complex and challenging but can be facilitated with guided endodontics. This clinical report describes the use of a prototyped guide created with virtual planning for fiber-reinforced composite resin post removal. The guide improved patient safety, shortened the treatment time, and eliminated the need for a new restoration.
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