Digi Post - An Impression-Free Novel Technique for Customizing Post and Core

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Harshitha Garapati Vemareddy Rajasekhar Seera Sudhakar Naidu Kalla Bhavana Korrai Balaraju Satya Sanyasi Vinay Kumar Darla


Endodontic therapy is only successful in the long run if the tooth is suitably rehabilitated. Although countless studies on various types of post and core have been conducted, there is a paucity of studies on customizing post and core with digitalization to eliminate the hassle of impression-making emphasizing the need for the development of strategic techniques. 

This article aims to present a novel technique that combines the advantages of pre-fabricated post, in terms of saving clinical time, yet achieving the custom fit of post and core utilizing a digital approach. Further, this study emphasizes two case reports employing the same technique of customizing post and core utilizing Cone Beam Computed Tomography.

A compact run-through for the fabrication of a Digi Post prologues with the preparation of the post space, Standard Tessellation Language (STL) file is attained by converting the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) file of a Cone Beam Computed Tomography scan, in which the post can be designed digitally. This innovative technique allows practitioners to perform post-endodontic rehabilitation with greater confidence, simplicity and precision.

Keywords: Esthetics, Computer-aided Designing, Computer-aided Manufacturing, Cone Beam Computed Tomography, Standard Tessellation Language (STL), post and core

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GARAPATI, Harshitha et al. Digi Post - An Impression-Free Novel Technique for Customizing Post and Core. Medical Research Archives, [S.l.], v. 11, n. 8, aug. 2023. ISSN 2375-1924. Available at: <https://esmed.org/MRA/mra/article/view/4249>. Date accessed: 21 july 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.18103/mra.v11i8.4249.
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