Simultaneous crown-root shielding in endodontics: from root preparation to coronary restoration

José Edgar Valdivia, Manoel Eduardo de Lima Machado.

Introduction: Restoration of endodontically treated teeth is a factor that can significantly influence treatment success. In this context, simultaneous restoration of both root and crown represents a restorative possibility. An excellent alternative is the use of fiberglass posts combined with direct composite resin restorations, mainly due to the mechanical and aesthetic properties of fiber posts associated with current composite resins. Objective: The objective of this study is to present a technique of instrumentation and simultaneous restoration of the root canal system by means of clinical cases reports. This technique encompasses endodontic-restorative diagnosis, mechanical root canal preparation, ultrasonic preparation of the post placement site aimed at intracanal fiberglass post cementation, concluding with functional restoration of the tooth, considering its clinical, mechanical and biological aspects. Results: Clinical and radiographic controls revealed both cases were asymptomatic, in occlusion, and presented repair of periapical lesions. Conclusions: It can be concluded that this technique allows adequate simultaneous restoration of endodontically treated teeth in a single treatment session, as evinced by the presented cases.

Keywords: Endodontics. Dental post. Composite resins. Root canal preparation. Intracanal post technique.

How to cite: Valdivia JE, Machado MEL. Simultaneous crown-root shielding in endodontics: from root preparation to coronary restoration. Dental Press Endod. 2017 Jan-Apr;7(1):32-42. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14436/2358-2545.7.1.032-042.oar

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