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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 60-62

Management of endodontically treated teeth with endocrown

1 Department of Conservative, SPDC (DMIMS), Wardha, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Conservative and Endodontics, ACPM Dental College, Dhule, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Nikita Oswal
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DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_38_17

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With multiple options available to restore an endodontically treated tooth, endocrowns represent a simple, conservative, and esthetic alternative to conventional crowns. Endocrown is a one-piece restoration, usually indicated in cases with decreased crown height. The preparation comprises “sidewalk” as the cervical margin and a preparation into the pulp chamber that may or may not extend into the root canals. It prevents interferences with periodontal tissues, due to the presence of supragingival position of the restoration margins. The rationale of this technique is to use the surface area available in the pulpal chamber to assume the stability and retention through adhesive procedures. Principally, endocrowns are full ceramic restorations. A case report is presented here, where a porcelain-fused-to-metal endocrown was fabricated using the similar protocols and clinical procedures.

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