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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2016, Article ID 2976941, 6 pages
Case Report

Management of Grossly Decayed Mandibular Molar with Different Designs of Split Cast Post and Core

Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, Institute of Dental Sciences, Bareilly, India

Received 4 January 2016; Accepted 22 March 2016

Academic Editor: Tatiana Pereira-Cenci

Copyright © 2016 Rashmi Bansal et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Mandibular molar with extensive loss of tooth structure, especially where no cavity wall is remaining, and insertion of posts in both the roots appear necessary so as to achieve proper retention for the core material. A single unit metal casting with two posts, one in the mesial root and the other in the distal divergent root, is difficult to fabricate due to difference in the path of insertion of the two posts. Multisection post and core or single cast post and core with auxiliary post can be an effective design to manage grossly decayed mandibular molars.