Overlay on non-vital tooth

19 Jan 2018 - 21208

An Article by Alessandro Conti The protection of the cusps on a non-vital tooth is very important to reduce the risk of fracture

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Initial occlusal aspect

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Initial x-ray, you can see the d4 lesion in the mesial part of 1.5

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Isolation with the rubber dam

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Pulp exposure during decay removing

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Aspect of the tooth after endodontic treatment and the post space preparation on palatal root canal

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Adhesive phases for the fiber post cementation and build-up stratification, etching for non-vital tooth is from 30 sec to 60 secs, aspect after washing out of the etching agent

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Digluconate solution of chlorexidine at 0,2% to inhibit metal-proteinases, primer, drying primer on the canal with a paper point and the last picture with the adhesive application

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Fiber post conditioning with silane and a thin layer of bonding agent

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Fiber post cementation with dual cure composite cement and the stratification of a micro hybrid composite to complete the build-up

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Composite overlay conditioning, the etching agent is only used to clean the internal surface of the restoration

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Composite conditioning: alumina sandblasting, silane and bond

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Overlay check before rubber dam positioning, isolation and adhesive steps: etching, chlorexidine, primer and bond (without cure it)

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Heated micro hybrid composite used for cementation, proximal floss to remove the excess, sonic tip for cementation, glicerine air-block for the last cure, different final point of view

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Buccal aspect and final x-ray aspect



Partial indirect restorations with adhesive cementation are, today, the first choice to restore single non-vital tooth, with this kind of restoration we can protect the tooth from the occlusal strength and we can ensure to the patient a good esthetic result and a bioeconomic kind of restoration


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