Fibr posts and endodontically treated teeth a compendium of scientific and clinical perspectives
Fiber-reinforced composite posts represent a paradigm shift in restorative dentistry that emerged almost two decades ago. In combination with filled resins and adhesive technology, this addition to our therapeutic armamentarium has managed to slowly enclose on the quasi-monopoly of cast post and cores in restoring endodontically treated teeth. In his foreword, Carel Davidson justifiably underlines the need for continuous
information regarding emerging and developing materials. Marco Ferrari goes further in the introduction by stating that in rapidly developing technological sectors, information may be obsolete by the time it is published. This clearly prompts the need for comprehensive publications that bridge the gap between the clinical aspect of the restorative treatment and the technological properties of materials. Restoration of endodontically treated teeth using fiber-reinforced posts involves many materials, concepts, and procedures that belong to different medical and technological niches. The authors judiciously addressed the difficulty by dividing the topics in the different chapters of the book. This book is rigorous in its form and methodical in its approach. High-quality graphics illustrate appropriately the different chapters and help in visualizing several concepts or clinical situations as they favorably complete the text. The book displays an excellent balance between basic research and clinical practice and helps improving patient care by unraveling the secrets of state of the art composite and adhesive materials. It should prove a valuable reference for those dentists who are always on the lookout to improve their clinical practice as it helps bridge the gap between the technology of modern materials and the appropriate clinical application protocols.