Fig. 1

Pre Operative X ray

Patient presented to the clinic with broken Cusp on tooth 16 with previous RCT and Amalgam filling

Primary root canal treatment dates for more than 20 years, with light density and short obturation filling material.

Fig. 2

Treatment planing to restore this maxillary first molar includes first a root canal retreatment.

X-rays during RC Retreatment : Master cones and Post Operative Xrays taken the day of the treatment.

Fig. 3

Corono-radicular restoration kit ITENA CLINICAL

Fig. 4

Access cavity view after retreatment with focus on Palatal canal site for the fiber post reconstruction

Post Space preparation using DentoClic Purple drill Diameter 1.00mm

The primary goal is to achieve the best possible adaption of the fibre post to the canal walls with minimum alteration, in order preserve healthy dentine.

Fig. 5

Etching of the drilled canal space and access cavity walls

Fiber Post preparation

Access cavity and canal space Bonding:

The use of the bond activator and a dual-curing systems is indicated to guaranty a proper polymerization of the material inside to root canal space around the fiber post (~17500MPa to 21000MPa)having a modulus of elasticity very similar to that of dentin(~14000MPa to 18000MPa) trying to achieve a tooth–post– core monoblock.(Tay & Pashley 2007)

Fig. 6

Post core build up Xray with Dentoclic Purple Fiber Post and DentoCore Body

Continuity between root canal obturation and core build up without gaps or voids should always be reached for optimum results.

Due to fracture history and carious infiltration indirect full coverage crown was planed for tooth 16

Fig. 7

Final Preparation with both views Buccal and Palatal showing residual dentine wall hight

Fig. 8

Final Preparation with both side views Buccal and Palatal showing residual dentine wall hight

Fig. 9

Classic Light and Heavy silicone impression for crown fabrication 

Fig. 10

Zirconia crown Cementation with bite and color check


Resin core build up material and fiber posts creates similar mechanical properties as dentine for the treated tooth core preventing further fractures with maximum preservation of tooth structure.

In summary, Itena advanced restorative products allows the clinician to use fiber post during core build up with ease making the tooth restoration more practical and contamination free since it is managed under rubber dam isolation used during the root canal treatment.


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