Retrospective study of the clinical performance of fiber posts

Marco Ferrari*, Alessandro Vichi, Francesco Mannocci, Pier Nicola Mason

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Purpose: To evaluate the clinical performance of C-Posts, Æstheti Posts and Æstheti Plus Posts after a period of clinical service ranging from 1-6 yrs. 

Materials and Methods: 1,304 posts were included in the study: 840 Composiposts, 215 Æstheti posts and 249 Æstheti Plus posts were placed into endodontically treated teeth. Four combinations of bonding/luting materials were used. The patients were recalled every 6 months and clinical and radiographic examinations were completed. Endodontic and prosthodontic results were recorded. Acturial Life Table statistical analysis and Mantel-Haenszel comparison of survival curve have been performed at 95% level of confidence. 

Results: The 3.2% failure rate was due to two reasons: 25 posts debonded during removal of temporary restorations, and 16 teeth showed periapical lesions at the radiographic examination. No statistical significant differences were found among the four groups. The results of this retrospective study indicate that fiber posts in combination with bonding/luting materials can be routinely used.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9B-13B
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Dentistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2000


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