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Clinical studies of fiber posts: a literature review.
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PMID:  18717092     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: This literature review aimed to find answers to relevant questions regarding the clinical outcome of endontically treated teeth restored with fiber posts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All clinical studies published since 1990 in journals indexed in MEDLINE were retrieved by searching PubMed with the query terms "fiber posts and clinical studies." The reference list of the collected articles was also screened for further relevant citations. The strength of the evidence provided by the reviewed papers was assessed according to the criteria of evidence-based dentistry. RESULTS: Five randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on fiber posts have been published in peer-reviewed journals. A meta-analysis is not applicable to these studies since they do not address the same specific clinical question. Retrospective and prospective trials without controls are also available. CONCLUSIONS: Two RCTs indicate that fiber-reinforced composite posts outperform metal posts in the restoration of endontically treated teeth. However, this evidence cannot be considered as conclusive. Longer-term RCTs would be desirable. The placement of a fiber-reinforced composite post protects against failure, especially under conditions of extensive coronal destruction. The most common type of failure with fiber-reinforced composite posts is debonding.
Maria C Cagidiaco; Cecilia Goracci; Franklin Garcia-Godoy; Marco Ferrari
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of prosthodontics     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0893-2174     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Prosthodont     Publication Date:    2008 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-22     Completed Date:  2008-10-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8900938     Medline TA:  Int J Prosthodont     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  328-36     Citation Subset:  D    
Department of Preventive Dentistry and Periodontics, School of Dental Medicine, University of Siena, Siena, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Trials as Topic
Composite Resins* / chemistry
Dental Restoration Failure
Post and Core Technique*
Prospective Studies
Retrospective Studies
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Composite Resins; 0/carbon fiber; 0/fiberglass; 14808-60-7/Quartz; 7440-44-0/Carbon

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