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Are dentine pins obsolete?

Are dentine pins obsolete? Dentine pins have been used in operative dentistry for many years to retain a non-adhesive restorative material (such as dental amalgam) in a cavity which has little or no inherent mechanical retention. However, dentine pin placement can be a hazardous procedure and there are a number of problems associated with their use. Alternative techniques have been described which may be utilized and are effective at retaining the restorative material without the shortcomings of dentine pins. There is a strong argument therefore that dentine pins have no place in contemporary dental practice and have consequently become obsolete.Clinical Relevance: Auxiliary retention may be required to retain direct intra-coronal dental restorations in unretentive cavities. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Dental Update Mark Allen Group

Are dentine pins obsolete?

Dental Update , Volume 40 (4): 6 – May 2, 2013

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Publisher
Mark Allen Group
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 George Warman Publications (UK) Limited
ISSN
0305-5000
DOI
10.12968/denu.2013.40.4.253
pmid
23829005
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Abstract

Dentine pins have been used in operative dentistry for many years to retain a non-adhesive restorative material (such as dental amalgam) in a cavity which has little or no inherent mechanical retention. However, dentine pin placement can be a hazardous procedure and there are a number of problems associated with their use. Alternative techniques have been described which may be utilized and are effective at retaining the restorative material without the shortcomings of dentine pins. There is a strong argument therefore that dentine pins have no place in contemporary dental practice and have consequently become obsolete.Clinical Relevance: Auxiliary retention may be required to retain direct intra-coronal dental restorations in unretentive cavities.

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Dental UpdateMark Allen Group

Published: May 2, 2013

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