Published online Mar 16, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i3.27
Peer-review started: December 21, 2017
First decision: January 3, 2018
Revised: January 5, 2018
Accepted: February 4, 2018
Article in press: February 4, 2018
Published online: March 16, 2018
Zircon and fiber posts are preferred to metal posts with esthetic and economic disadvantages. Metal posts are long term unsuccessful because it is mechanically bonded to root dentin. Esthetic posts are long-term successful by bonding dentine adhesives.
Long term clinical survival of esthetic posts remains controversial. Also zircon and polyethylene fiber posts with composite restorations are not often preferred. If there has been excessive crown damage it is good alternative.
Clinical survival of both posts is the same, indicating the importance of adhesive bonding. Future research should aim at increasing the adhesive bonding.
Esthetic post and core was stated to the anterior teeth with endodontic treatment. Then, it was restored by composite restorations. Clinical survival of both esthetic posts were evaluated in 36 mo periods.
Clinical survival of both posts is the same. There were no statistically different between post systems.
Esthetic post systems were successful the long-term clinical survival. It should preferred to metal posts. Direct composite restorations can preferred to the ceramic restorations. This materials provide esthetic, functional and economic advantages.
Future research should focus on comparing composite to ceramic restorations. Also such as ceramic, hybrid ceramic and peek materials were added in the research.