Clinical Studies of Posts

Authors

  • WILLIAM D. BROWNING DDS, MS,

    Author
    1. Professor and Indiana Dental Association Endowed Chair, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN, USA.
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  • EDWARD J. SWIFT, JR. DMD, MS

    Associate Editor
    1. Professor and Indiana Dental Association Endowed Chair, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN, USA.
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Abstract

The literature on posts is dominated by nonclinical studies and practice-based, nonrandomized clinical trials. The number of teeth studied in these trials is often, on its face, impressive. Less evident is the quality of the evidence provided. The present review seeks to investigate the strengths and weaknesses of several of these studies.

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