Keywords : Fiber post
EVALUATING NUMBER OF PREFABRICATED FIBER POSTS PLACED IN THE LOWER ANTERIORS WITH 2 OR MORE WALLS PRESENT
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 2088-2096
The endodontically treated teeth with extensive loss of tooth substance have numerous problems due to significant reduction in the capability to resist a myriad of functional forces Today, it is accepted clinical practice to use a post to retain the coronal restoration after a tooth has been endodontically treated when significant amounts of the coronal tooth structure is missing. The aim of the study is to assess the number of prefabricated fiber posts placed in the lower anterior with 2 or more walls present. After analysing 86,000 patient records , the sample size chosen for the study was 24 patient records. The data that was collected was tabulated in excel and then imported into SPSS software. Incomplete data were excluded from the study. Chi square test was the statistical test employed for statistical analysis and it was noted that the most prevalent prevalent gender to undergo this treatment were female (66.67%) , most prevalent teeth to be treated was 31, 32, 42 (21.21%) and most prevalent wall present was 2 walls ( 69.70%). Correlation between the patient age and the no of walls were seen to be statistically significant p
= <0.05 (p=0.001). Within the limits of this study, the prevalence of prefabricated fiber post in lower anterior teeth was most commonly seen in females among the lower canines. Significant association was present between the number of walls present and age .No significant association was present between the number of walls present with gender and type of teeth. Fiber reinforced posts are the most preferred posts to be used in anterior teeth, due to its flexural strength being similar to that of dentin and also better distribution of stress among the remaining tooth structure.