This book offers a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the restoration of teeth retained through root canal treatment, from the perspective of adhesive dentistry. The challenge of adhesion to root dentin is first explained and guidance provided on assessment of the restorability of endodontically treated teeth. The types of prefabricated passive post are then described in detail. The advantages and disadvantages of each type are outlined, with identification of the factors that influence post selection. Further topics include the ferrule effect, evidence-based clinical applications of fiber posts and new methods to lute fiber posts to the root canal without dentin adhesives. In addition, frequent myths are identified and dispelled. All aspects are illustrated with clinical and laboratory images, diagrams and high-resolution electron microscopy photographs.
- Explains the advantages and disadvantages of different types of prefabricated passive post
- Describes the evidence-based clinical applications of fiber posts
- Well illustrated, with clinical and laboratory images and high-resolution electron microscopy photographs
Jorge Perdigão, DMD, MS, PhD, is Full Professor in the Division of Operative Dentistry, Department of Restorative Sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA. Dr. Perdigão graduated from the University of Lisbon, School of Medical Dentistry, in 1985 and subsequently gained his MS degree in Operative Dentistry from the Graduate College and School of Dentistry, University of Iowa, and his PhD degree in Dental Materials from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. He has worked in the Department of Restorative Sciences at the University of Minnesota for the past 15 years, having previously been Associate Professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Operative Dentistry. Dr. Perdigão acts as a Consultant to the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs and to the Food and Drugs Administration on Whitening Materials. He is a past member of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Fellowships Committee and the joint AADR and International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Publications Committee and is presently a member of the AADR Edward H. Hatton Awards Committee (2014-7). Dr. Perdigão is a longstanding member of the editorial boards of American Journal of Dentistry, Journal of Adhesive Dentistry (currently Associate Editor) and Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. He has published more than 130 articles in peer-reviewed journals.