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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2013, Article ID 171380, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/171380
Review Article

An Overview of Clinical Studies on Fiber Post Systems

1Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Yeditepe University, Bagdat Caddesi No. 238, Goztepe, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Yeditepe University, Bagdat Caddesi No. 238, Goztepe, Istanbul, Turkey

Received 20 August 2013; Accepted 8 September 2013

Academic Editors: M. Rosentritt and A. Scarano

Copyright © 2013 Idil Dikbas and Jale Tanalp. 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.

Abstract

Intraradicular posts are useful adjuncts in the restoration of endodontically treated teeth. These systems have undergone a significant evolution in recent years, and fiber-reinforced systems have started to be incorporated into routine clinical care more frequently. Despite the high number of laboratory studies pertaining to the characteristics of fiber posts, clinical studies evaluating their general success rates are rather limited. Since clinical investigations are reliable means to achieve information about the general behavior pattern of materials or techniques, assessment of this data will be beneficial to have a better understanding of fiber-reinforced intraradicular post systems. The purpose of this paper was to make a summary of clinical studies regarding various fiber posts. A PubMed search was conducted and articles dating back to 1990 were retrieved. The paper provides an overview of clinical studies on fiber posts specifically in the last decade as well as commentary analysis.