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J Prosthodont Res. 2011 Apr;55(2):69-74. doi: 10.1016/j.jpor.2010.07.003. Epub 2010 Aug 14.

Endodontically treated teeth: characteristics and considerations to restore them.

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Department of Dental Materials and Prosthodontics, Dental School of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Av. do Café, s/n, 14040-904, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil.


The restoration of endodontically treated teeth is a topic that is extensively studied and yet remains controversial. This article emphasizes the characteristics of endodontically treated teeth and some principles to be observed when restorations of these teeth are planned. It was concluded that the amount of remaining coronal tooth structure and functional requirements determine the best way to restore these teeth, indicating the material to be used, direct or indirect restorations, associated or not to posts.

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