Chapter 01. Are root canal - treated teeth more fragile than vital teeth?
The causes for root canal - treated tooth loss • Mechanical resistance of the ETT • Tooth cracks and longitudinal fractures
Chapter 02. When to decide on retreatment and how to execute it?
Introduction • Diagnosing problems related to endodontic failure • Treatment planning • Nonsurgical endodontic retreatment: procedure • Perforations • Final preparation and obturation • Irrigation and disinfection • Root canal obturation with the warm vertical condensation technique
Chapter 03. When to use fiber posts to restore root canal - treated teeth?
The aims of contemporary endodontics • Materials and techniques for restoring endodontically treated teeth • Fiber posts
Chapter 04. How to prepare root canal - treated teeth for indirect restorations?
Composite fillings • Indirect restorations • Evaluation of endodontic treatment quality • Core buildup prior to tooth reduction for indirect restorations • Inlay, onlay, or overlay? should we perform cusp coverage? • Treatment procedures
Chapter 05. How to bleach discolored teeth?
Introduction • Bleaching vital teeth • Bleaching discolored root canal - treated teeth • Procedures for the modified walking bleach technique • Potential adverse effect on restorations • Durability of whitening effect after the walking bleach technique • Other techniques of bleaching
Chapter 06. How to obtain esthetic direct restoration in root canal - treated anterior teeth?
Introduction • Posts • Color and form • Tooth preparation • The surface of the restoration • Tips and tricks to manage color in nonvital teeth • Conclusions
Chapter 07. Can porcelain veneers be placed on root canal - treated teeth?
Introduction • Clinical success with porcelain veneers • The rule of minimal preparation • Determining the correct incisal edge position of maxillary central incisor • Facebow registration • Supragingival or juxtagingival tooth reduction • Porcelain veneers and root canal - treated teeth • Choice of ceramic system • Treatment procedures • Porcelain veneers and recovery of tooth function • Conclusions
Chapter 08. How to proceed in cases with subgingival defects?
Introduction • Immediate dentin sealing and gingival margin elevation • Surgical/periodontal crown lengthening • Treatment procedures
Chapter 09. How to restore discolored anterior teeth resistant to bleaching,simply and predictably?
Indications and planning • Direct composite veneers • Deciding about post application
Chapter 10. Criteria of decision making in compromised cases: is an implant preferred to a tooth
Introduction • Tooth survival • Patient-related factors • Periodontal and surgical factors • Prosthetic factors • Esthetic considerationLee mas