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Restoration of the root canal treated tooth

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Abstract

When considering endodontically treated teeth, the quality of the restoration is important from the outset. It sheds light into possible causes of pulp necrosis or failure of endodontic treatment and influences the outcome of future endodontic treatment. A tooth undergoing endodontic treatment requires an effective coronal seal during and following completion of endodontic treatment. This paper discusses, using the available literature, the maintenance of optimal coronal seal and coronal integrity during and after root canal treatment.

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  • Provides a synopsis of the effects of root canal treatment on the strength of teeth.

  • Summarises the available literature pertaining to the restoration of root filled teeth.

  • Gives practitioners information on how to choose the appropriate temporary, interim and definitive restorations required for anterior and posterior root filled teeth.

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The authors acknowledge Dr Nicolas Jedynakiewicz for kind loan of the computer-generated graphic illustrations.

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  1. Locum Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Glenfield Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Groby Road, Leicester, LE3 9QP

    • S. Eliyas
  2. Specialist Registrar in Restorative Dentistry, Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Wellesley Road, Sheffield, S10 2SZ

    • J. Jalili
  3. Professor and Hon Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Academic Unit of Restorative Dentistry, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield

    • N. Martin

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