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Cast Dowel and Core

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Abstract

The cast dowel and core (D&C) technique has been used for a long time and still being used today when prefabricated fiber post prevails. Several in vitro and in vivo studies have shown that prefabricated fiber posts and core build-ups are doing better or similar to cast D&Cs. However, the comparison between prefabricated fiber posts and cast D&Cs should be done fairly in terms of the amount of remaining tooth structure, cementation/bonding techniques used, and clinical expertise of the researchers, among others. This chapter will focus on (a) the indications for cast D&Cs over the prevalent prefabricated fiber posts and composite core build-ups, (b) factors affecting the long-term success of cast D&Cs, (c) two different clinical techniques (direct pattern and indirect impression) and respective sequences to fabricate a cast D&C and subsequent full-coverage restoration, and (d) the cementation/bonding of cast D&Cs as well as the full-coverage restoration.

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  • Resin Cement
  • Tooth Structure
  • Root Fracture
  • Fiber Post
  • Tooth Margin

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Seong, W. (2016). Cast Dowel and Core. In: Perdigão, J. (eds) Restoration of Root Canal-Treated Teeth. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15401-5_11

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