A Clinical Review of Endodontic Posts

Feb. 8, 2017

A Peer-Reviewed Publication Written by Ian Shuman, DDS, MAGD, AFAAID


A post is a rigid restorative device placed in the radicular portion of non-vital teeth. During the restoration of an endodontically treated tooth, a post may be required. Its success depends on the quality of endodontic treatment, shape of the canals, status of the remaining tooth structure, and the periodontal support available. This course will review current research regarding the use of posts, and demonstrate various clinical scenarios and steps needed to provide this restorative treatment.

Educational Objectives

The focus of this clinical study will provide the dental professional with the steps needed to place an endodontic post.

After reading this article, the reader should be able to:

1. Understand the concept of an endodontic post

2. Identify the clinical situations where a post is needed

3. Know the latest materials needed for this treatment

4. Follow the steps required to clinically place a post

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