ENDOCROWN TO THE RESCUE - RESTORATION OF SEVERELY DESTRUCTED MANDIBULAR MOLAR
Sneha Hegde* MDS, Sanjayagouda B. Patil MDS, MFDS-RCPS, A. Kavinilavu MDS and S. Anantha Narayanan MDS
Rehabilitation of grossly destructed endodontically treated teeth can be deemed a conservative treatment approached when compared to extraction of the same. In such cases endocrown is indicated post the endodontic therapy of severely damaged molars. This prosthesis requires specific preparation techniques so as to fulfil all the criteria that are responsible for its mechanical and biological success. Providing a cervical butt joint with the prepared tooth surface and the prosthesis as well as preserving the pulp chamber anatomy provides greater success. The case report presented here utilises this technique with all metal prosthesis, which under proper isolation and luting regime provides mechanical and biologically successful rehabilitation protocol.
Keywords: Endocrown, All-metal crown, Resin Cement, Adhesive restoration.
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