Restoring Endodontically Treated Teeth
A review of the key principles and treatment considerations that affect tooth and restoration survival following root canal treatment.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Describe the challenges of restoring endodontically treated teeth (ETT), and how clinical choices can affect outcomes.
- List how the obturation technique in root canal therapy impacts tooth structure — and the possible ramifications for the restorative phase of treatment.
- Explain how the use of an operating microscope can help clinicians avoid complications during root canal treatment and when restoring ETT.
- Discuss how endodontic treatment can change dentin, and the role that timing plays in restorative success.
This course was issued in January 2017 issue and expires 1/31/20. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.