Percentage of Patients Receiving Prefabricated Fibre Post and Core as Post Endodontic Restoration

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Vaishnavi Devi. B, Dr Adimulapu Hima Sandeep


Background - Post-retained crowns are indicated for endodontically restored teeth with severely damaged coronal tooth structure. Endodontic posts may be cast with the metals, but these noble metal alloys have shown certain limitations over the years and hence fibre reinforced fibre post and core came into use in recent times. The ability to predict its prevalence may pave the way towards better coping strategies and help dentists in proper treatment decisions.

Aim - The aim of this study is to assess the percentage of patients receiving prefabricated fibre post and core as post endodontic restoration.

Materials and method - All the cases referred from the month of September 2020 to February 2021 for post endodontic restoration were chosen for the study. Data was collected from the dental hospital record system. Sample size of the study is 525 patients. Result data was tabulated in excel and imported to SPSS for correlation and association. Chi square test was performed for statistical significance. P<0.05 was considered to be the level of statistical significance in this study.

Results - Within the limits of the present study, it was determined that 45% patients received prefabricated fibre post and core as post endodontic restoration with high male preponderance in the age group of 15 to 30 years. The probability value of the study is p = 0.035 and hence the study is statistically significant.

Conclusion - Knowledge about the preference in post endodontic treatment among different age groups and gender will be helpful to the clinician in planning the treatment protocol.

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