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Treatment planning for the heavily compromised tooth by Stephen Franks

Before the era of dental implants, the only alternatives to restoring a heavily compromised natural tooth were either dentures or a bridge. Neither of these are without their drawbacks; dentures at best are not terribly pleasant, and bridges are destructive... Continue Reading →

Restorative Considerations in Deciding Whether to Restore or Remove Endodontically Treated Teeth by Spear

The interdisciplinary team is often confronted with the decision of whether to retain or remove questionable teeth that have already been treated endodontically. The purpose of this article is to review the restorative criteria that must be met in order... Continue Reading →

Coronal reconstruction of severely compromised central incisor with composite resin-A case report by Newton Fahl

This article presents the reader with factors to consider when restoring maxillary anterior dentition with direct composite resin veneers. In particular, the restoration of a severely discoloured and fractured maxillary central incisors is demonstrated with the use of a direct... Continue Reading →

Protrusive Dental Podcast on Restorablity with Jasneet Gulati

IS IT RESTORABLE ? SHOULD I SAVE OR EXTRACT ? HOW SHOULD WE RESTORE ? I suppose we need to ask ourselves are these easy questions to answer ! Definitely not...we are at the mercy of the limitations of the... Continue Reading →

A Service Evaluation on Tooth Restorability by Shaikh et al.

Methodology Clinical features and parameters of 20 teeth examined across three general practices which had questionable prognosis, were documented by three Foundation Dentists using a data capture form together with intraoral photographs and radiographs. A piloted questionnaire was developed and... Continue Reading →

Lets talk about Tooth Restorability…a collection of sources on an expansive subject

Restorability is a fairly nebulous term that many may consider subjective and individual to the clinician, the tooth and the patients perception of what they would accept as an outcome. I liken attempts at rationalising the process of the assessment... Continue Reading →

Assessing restored teeth with pulp and periapical diseases for the presence of cracks, caries and marginal breakdown by Abbott 2004

BACKGROUND:┬áTo determine whether clinical examinations and periapical radiographs provide sufficient information to assess the cause of pulp and periapical diseases, the status of teeth when restored and their further treatment needs. Other aims were to determine whether restorations should be... Continue Reading →

Risk Management in Endodontics by Webber British Dental Journal 2010

Endodontic procedures are challenging and technically demanding. In the UK standards of treatment have been shown to have fallen short of acceptable guidelines, laying many dentists open to litigation on questions of clinical negligence by patients who understand and know... Continue Reading →

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