Zirconium Oxide Post and Core System for the Restoration of an Endodontically Treated Incisor
Irfan Ahmad, BDS
Due to their enhanced optical properties (eg, translucency, value, chroma), ceramic systems can provide natural aesthetics for restorations placed in the anterior segment. In endodontically treated teeth with stained dentin, however, the use of translucent ceramic materials may be contraindicated unless the underlying discoloration can be masked. This podcast describes the use of a zirconium oxide post and core system with an all ceramic crown for the restorations of an endodontically treated anterior tooth. This system allows optical and mechanical requisites to be resolved simultaneously.
*Private practice, North harrow, United Kingdom
This podcast describes a technique for the restoration of an endodontically treated anterior tooth utilizing a zirconium oxide post and core system with an all-ceramic crown. Upon completing this podcast, the listener should have:
- An understanding of the five individual requisites necessary for the adequate restoration of an endodontically treated tooth.
- A comprehensive overview of the indications and preparation parameters for the utilization of a zirconium oxide post and core system.
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