Document Type : Research Article
Endodontic procedure is not complete until the tooth's entire functionality has been recovered. Unrestored endodontically treated teeth are prone to fracture, which may result in tooth loss. Greater longevity of the tooth-restoration complex is favored by the preservation of as much healthy tooth structure as possible and the use of restorative materials with mechanical properties similar to dental structure. Multiple factors must be considered when determining the prognosis of endodontically treated teeth. Dentist is often in dilemma regarding selection of the post and core material in different case scenario.
The purpose of this study was to assess current opinions, applied techniques, and materials for the restoration of endodontically treated teeth (ETT) in a nationwide survey in Saudi Arabia.
Material and methods
Completed responses from 148 dentists were recorded from a total sample size of 180 (response rate 82 %). In general, posts were reported to be used more frequently (51 %) for indirect restorations than for direct resto rations (21 %). Fiber posts were preferred by most dentists over metal posts and combined posts