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Root Fracture During Insertion of Prefabricated Posts Root Fracture During Insertion of Prefabricated Posts

Author(s):

Lee H. Silverstein, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD;Allan S. Deutsch, DMD, Barry Lee Musikant, DMD, John Cavallari, MS (EE), James Lepley, DDS, Karen Ohlen, BA, Martin Lesser, PhD

Date Added:

6/1/1985


Summary:

The consequence of inappropriate post selection and/ or hasty insertion can result in tooth fracture and/or loss. It has been demonstrated that conical or parallel sided post design has a direct effect on root fracture during post insertion. However, during experimentation it became apparent that root size and its relationship to post size had a direct effect on root fracture. This article correlates root size, post size, and fracture rate during insertion of prefabricated posts.

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