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Volume 30 , Issue 5
September/October 2017

Pages 458460

Post-and-Core Restoration of Severely Damaged Permanent Posterior Teeth in Young Adolescents

Nili Tickotsky, DMD, MSc, MEd/Roy Petel, DMD/Yael Haim, DMD/Maysa Ghrayeb, DMD/Moti Moskovitz, DMD, PhD

PMID: 28806432
DOI: 10.11607/ijp.5243

Purpose: This retrospective study evaluated the survival rates of postendodontic severely decayed posterior permanent teeth in young adolescents. Materials and Methods: A total of 48 teeth (patient age range: 8.816.9 years) restored with a Kurer post and core system (Anchor System, Kurer K4) were assessed. Follow-up appointments 1 to 6 years posttreatment included radiographs and a clinical examination. Results: A total of 5 teeth (10.4%) were extracted, and 13 restorations (27%) required repair. Average restoration-to-failure time was 27 months (SD 12.2 months). Conclusion: In view of these findings, clinicians should consider post-and-core restorations an alternative to extractions of endodontically treated severely damaged teeth in adolescents.

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