A retrospective study of pre-fabricated carbon fibre root canal posts.
2003 (English)In: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, ISSN 0305-182X, Vol. 30, no 10, 1036-40 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Although pre-fabricated carbon fibre posts have been used during the past decade clinical evaluations of the technique are still few. Using dental records and radiographs the clinical performance of 65 pre-fabricated carbon fibre posts (Composipost and Endopost) placed in 48 patients who regularly visited a general practice were evaluated in the present study. After an average time of 2.3 +/- 0.8 years (median 2.1 years, range 1-4.9 years) of clinical service the failure rate was 3%. Failure occurred in one tooth with a single crown restoration and in one tooth that was part of a cantilever fixed partial denture. Although the failure rate is lower than those mostly reported for metallic posts and cores more clinical studies are necessary to assess the suitability of pre-fabricated carbon fibre posts for routine use as an alternative to individually cast posts.
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2003. Vol. 30, no 10, 1036-40 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-6434PubMedID: 12974865OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-6434DiVA: diva2:146103