Incidence of Endodontic Therapy in Prosthodontics
Time: 1:30 PM, February 24, 2024
Speaker: Dr. Mariam Malament
The progressive shift towards minimally invasive dentistry is obvious. The ultimate goal is to preserve as much of the tooth structure as possible and extend pulpal vitality. Partial coverage restorations are considered more conservative due to their defect-specific preparation and path of insertion. It is still questionable, however, if partial coverage restorations have a reduced incidence of post-prosthetic endodontic therapy. This presentation will provide an overview of existing available evidence of loss of tooth vitality after prosthodontic treatment and present the results of a clinical study on the incidence of endodontic therapy after receiving either complete or partial coverage glass ceramic restorations. The effect of clinical parameters such as type of restoration, dental arch, tooth position, age and sex of participants, and ceramic thickness will also be presented. An attempt to provide an evidence-based answer to the question of what is “minimally invasive dentistry?” will be made.
- To provide an overview of the existing available evidence of loss of tooth vitality after prosthodontic treatment.
- To compare the incidence of endodontic therapy after receiving either complete or partial coverage glass ceramic restorations.
- To evaluate the clinical variables influencing the incidence of endodontic therapy in prosthodontic treatment.