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25. Oktober 2015
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Kai Müller



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Metal or fibre posts and root fractures.
// pubmed: "Evidence based dentistry"[Journal]

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Metal or fibre posts and root fractures.

Evid Based Dent. 2015 Sep;16(3):80-1

Authors: Balevi B

Data sourcesMedline and the OpenThesis database.Study selectionRandomised clinical trials (RCTs) and cohort studies comparing the incidence of root fractures of metallic and fibre-reinforced composite posts with more than five years follow up were considered.Data extraction and synthesisTwo reviewers independently selected studies and assessed study quality. The Cochrane risk of bias tool was used to assess RCTs and the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale for cohort studies. Root fracture leading to tooth extraction was considered a catastrophic failure and defined as the primary outcome. Secondary outcomes (non-catastrophic failures) included endodontic failures, crown dislodgement, post debonding, and post/core fractures. The incidence rate of root fractures and non-catastrophic failures was calculated by dividing the number of events by the period of risk for all included posts during the study period per 1000 post years of follow-up.ResultsFourteen studies (seven RCTs and seven cohorts) were included involving 3202 patients and 4752 posts. In all there were 62 root fractures and 467 non-catastrophic failures.The incidence rate of root fractures (pooled event rate per 1000 post years) for metal posts (four RCTs, four cohorts) was 5.13 (95% CI, 4.05-6.21) compared with 4.78 (95% CI, 4.28-5.27) for the fibre-reinforced posts (five RCTs, three cohorts). The pooled survival rate for was metal posts = 90% (95% CI 85.5- 93.3) compared with 83.9% (95% 67.6-92.8) for fibre-reinforced posts. Heterogeneity between the studies was high. The incidence rate of non-catastrophic failures for metal-based posts (four RCTs, 3 cohorts) was 12.69 (95% CI, 7.90-17.48) per 1000 post years compared with 19.39 (95% CI, 13.21-25.57) for fibre-reinforced posts. Heterogeneity was again important.ConclusionsThe results of the present systematic review based on clinical studies do not support the indication of fibre-reinforced posts based on a reduction of catastrophic failures. However, this review also showed the need for further well designed clinical studies evaluating intra-radicular posts.

PMID: 26492802 [PubMed – in process]


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