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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 181-186

Decision making and restorative planning for adhesively restoring endodontically treated teeth: An update


1 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, ITS Centre for Dental Studies and Research, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Conservative and Endodontics, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka, India
3 Private Practitioner, Davangere, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Vidhi Kiran Bhalla
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, ITS Centre for Dental Studies and Research, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/sej.sej_155_19

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Restoration of pulpless teeth presents a clinical challenge and a controversial topic of debate even today. The preservation of coronal tooth structure is crucial for clinical success and for maintaining biomechanical, adhesive, functional, and esthetic balance. The advent of adhesive dentistry and advancement in dental materials have resulted in mechanical properties close to the dental tissues, thereby offering a conservative treatment option to restore, reinforce, and protect endodontically treated teeth (ETT). Directly bonded restorations are indicated for teeth with the minimal loss of coronal tooth structure and can be considered effective for short-term success of root canal treated teeth. However, indirect restorations could be considered for the strengthening of the tooth with moderate loss of tooth structure, following the adequate adhesive protocols. The present review assesses literature on direct versus indirect adhesive restorations such as endocrowns, adhesive onlays, and overlays for restoring ETT. Furthermore, the article attempts to present clinical guidelines and decision-making for restoring endodontically treated anterior and posterior teeth.


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