Too often patients with fractured teeth are referred for extraction and implant placement with little consideration given to the conservative option of post and core treatment. But it has been demonstrated that endodontic and implant therapies have equivalent results when the treatments are appropriately chosen and performed at a high level of expertise. After all, advancements in endodontic technology and instrumentation have allowed the clinician to visualize, identify, and treat complexities they could not have fathomed a decade ago, and advancements in restorative material formulations have expanded the treatment possibilities for the patient, clinician, and technician. This changing technology has allowed the clinician to treat many clinical challenges through simpler, more conservative, and more economical methods. As such, this text provides a detailed and scientific description of the evolution of the post and core system and the significance of the adhesive design concept when restoring the intraradicular post space. The author presents the various applications and restorative techniques that he uses on a daily basis for restoring the post space, and the esthetics speak for themselves. Every aspect is covered, from general design criteria and the components of the post and core systems to post materials, adhesive bonding and luting agents, material selection, core buildup, and finally, the extracoronal restoration. The clinical protocols are illustrated meticulously and with stunning quality, and additional video and scientific content can be accessed via QR codes. If you want minimally invasive treatment with maximal esthetics, this book is for you.
Chapter 1. Esthetic Post Systems
Chapter 2. The Adhesive Design Concept
Chapter 3. Clinical Applications for Restoring “Compromised” Endodontically Treated Teeth
Chapter 4. Clinical Applications for Restoring “End Stage” Endodontically Treated Teeth
John O. Burgess • John M. Powers • Richard Price • Susana B. Paoloski • Markus B. Blatz
Scientific Reviewers and Contributors
Irfan Ahmad • Maciej Zarow • Norman Hicks
Clinical and Laboratory Contributors
Abdelrahman Awadin • August Bruguera • Victor Castro • Ruhani Cheema • Jungo Endo • Manish Garala • Kim S. Gee • Gamid Nasuev • Wesam Salha • Alex H. Schuerger • Ritu Sharma • Riccardo Tonini • Olivier Tric • Islam S. Zakzouk
Douglas A. Terry is an educationist, administrator, researcher and specialist in Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. He received his DDS from the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental Branch, Houston (1978). He is the holder of various academic positions with a number of universities worldwide. He is the founder and CEO of design Technique International and the Institute of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. He maintains a private practice in Houston, Texas.
He is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and an honorary member of the Indian Academy of Restorative Dentistry. He has served as a research associate for REALITY Research Lab and as a clinical associate for REALITY Publishing, and he is a member of the International Association for Dental Research.
He has received various professional awards and fellowships in the American and International College of Dentists, the Academy of General Dentistry, the International Academy of Dental Facial Aesthetics. He is a member and the US vice president of Oral Design International. He is also an editorial member of numerous peer-reviewed scientific journals and has published over 230 articles on various topics in esthetic and restorative dentistry.
He has authored the textbook “Natural Aesthetics with Composite Resin” (Montage Media, 2004) and “Restoring with Flowables” (Quintessence 2017), among others. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on various subjects in restorative and esthetic dentistry and is a dental materials clinical research consultant for industry manufacturers.
Research interests: esthetic dentistry, dental materials, restorative dentistry.