ARAB DENTAL 30 (2017), No. 3 19. Oct. 2017
ARAB DENTAL 29 (2016), No. 4 (10.01.2017)
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Reconstruction Pins - A Forgotten Technique?
Cedillo Valencia, José de Jesús / Cedillo Félix, José Eduardo
Operative dentistry is the branch dedicated specifically to discussion of problems involved in restoration of the lesions that teeth can suffer. Dental surgery, the basic structure underpinning dentistry, is not an easy discipline that provides gratifying results with little effort, on account of the technical difficulties presented by correct reconstruction of a destroyed tooth. Reconstruction of posterior teeth with amalgam and resin, where the clinical crown is partially or totally destroyed, continues to occupy the profession greatly. Various techniques have been suggested for increasing the retention and resistance of these restorations. The most widely accepted and utilized techniques employ pins retained in dentine, especially self-threading pins. Whenever we intend to resolve a case where more than one option is available, it is important to know how to do so correctly on a scientific basis. Pins have fallen into disuse but we believe that they can be useful to achieve restorations with greater retention and anchorage if they are used correctly and in addition to current dental materials.