Vol. 5, Issue 7 (2019)
Comprehensive evaluation of maxillary anterior cast post & core treatment satisfaction amongst institutionalized patients in north Indian region: An original research study
Author(s): Anshika Agarwal, Shivanshu, Syed Abdul Suboor, Shalini Saroha, Kumud Gupta, Bhanupriya Kaur Arora
Abstract: Background and Aim: Post and core therapies are the most common modality for managing grossly decayed tooth. It is also have an imperative role in many prosthodontic procedures and rehabilitations. However, with the latest advancements in endodontic trends, cast post and core are becoming obsolete day by day. Still, it is the first choice of the practitioner as far as the strength is concerned. The sole aim of this original study was to evaluate the post treatment satisfaction in cast post & core done in maxillary anterior teeth. The patients were selected from the OPD of the dental institute. Materials & Methods: This study was planned on a cross sectional scheme wherein a questionnaire was used. A total of 30 cast post and core patients were screened. All patients were requested to fill the questionnaire as per their own understandings. The questionnaire was provided amongst subjects by hand. Responses were gathered and data was analyzed statistically to estimate final results. Results: Statistical analysis was completed using statistical software Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). The resultant and recorded data was subjected to suitable statistical tests to obtain p values, mean and standard deviation. P ≤ 0.05 was considered as statistically significant. 13 patients were not satisfied with the number of appointments needed for cast post and core compared to other viable options [Fiber Post]. 11 patients think that temporization is actually complicated in cast post and core treatment. 21 patients believe that cast post and core requires removal of additional coronal tooth structure. 11 patients did not find cast post and core therapy esthetically acceptable in anterior teeth. Conclusion: Within the limitations of the study authors concluded that the studied patients were moderately satisfied with custom made or cast post & core therapy. However, few patients were fairly unsatisfied as they find it quite expensive, bulky and cumbersome.