Sunday, April 27, 2008

Postec posts for aesthetic restorations

Postec Posts have recently gained a lot of popularity among other methods used for root canal treatment and for aesthetic restorations. It is the most preferred method these days, especially considering many disadvantages of the other methods in practice.

The metal posts and the Ceramic posts when compared to Postec posts are not very safe. Metal posts and the Ceramic posts are comparatively harder and rigid in their structure. The natural tooth structure is delicate and flexible and the Ceramic posts and Metal posts in long run can harm the natural tooth structure and research has shown that it can also result in root fracture. The Postec posts from Ivoclair are elastic in nature and come close to dentin in characteristics. This elastic nature of Postec posts offers comfort and support to the root structure and hence minimizes the risk of hurting the root and helps prevent the severe damage conditions like root fracture.

Let’s look at some more advantages of Postec posts:

* Postec Posts is relatively very translucent. The material that is used in creating Postec posts includes glass fiber and also specially created composite matrix that gives it an overall very translucent look, thus highly preferred for aesthetic restoration procedures.

* It has an excellent radiopacity and comes close to metal posts with radiopacity of approximately 330% (for size 1) and about 510% (for size 2) respectively. This also implies that Postec posts will be distinctly visible on radiographs, despite the fact that they are not covered with a radiopaque luting material.

* The translucent quality of Postec posts also facilitates the use of both a dual-curing and self-curing composite for cementing.

* The Adhesive cementation process can be achieved in fewer numbers of steps if it is used in combination with high quality luting and build-up composites like Multilink and MultiCore. The clear application protocol facilitated by Postec posts also helps to produce effective and reproducible results.

* When compared to the traditional methods employed for aesthetic restorations and cemented posts in the root canal process, the Postec posts offer higher retention capacity. The posts cemented with adhesive can be retained for much longer time; one can safely say that the retention capacity is almost three to four times more than the conventionally cemented posts.

* Since the Postec posts are made up of glass fiber they are highly elastic in nature and hence the restorations that are attempted are gentle, easier and safer when compared to the Metal and Ceramic posts


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