Double Take: "I can provide a durable restoration that matches what Mother Nature Initially provided."

March 21, 2012
Noah Levine
Issue 9

As I enter my 25th year of general practice, I have been fortunate to be able to divide my time between clinical practice, lecturing, publishing and working with dental manufacturers in helping develop and evaluate the products that the dental profession ultimately uses. I have seen some products not last the test of time and others have become reliable staples in our profession.

As I enter my 25th year of general practice, I have been fortunate to be able to divide my time between clinical practice, lecturing, publishing and working with dental manufacturers in helping develop and evaluate the products that the dental profession ultimately uses. I have seen some products not last the test of time and others have become reliable staples in our profession.

What do you like most about FibreKleer 4X?
The increased radiopacity is a major improvement to these fiber posts. In the past fiber posts could appear transparent on a radiograph. Improved identification on the radiograph ensures that anyone treating that patient will easily identify that a post is present, as well as eliminate any confusion with the insurance company evaluating a radiograph submitted for a post and core placement.

How long have you been using 4X or fiber posts?
I have used fiber posts since the first fiber posts were introduced to market by Pentron almost 20 years ago. Since then, I have placed their’s and other brands’ extensively. I was fortunate to be included in beta testing FibreKleer 4X posts and have been using them for about a year in my practice.

What do you think is the greatest benefit to using this post system?
The available shapes (tapered, parallel and serrated original design) combined with the sizes offered allow me to restore any endodontically treated tooth with confidence. I know I can provide a durable restoration that matches what Mother Nature initially provided the patient from a flexural strength standpoint without compromising esthetics.

Why would you encourage other clinicians to try FibreKleer 4X?
The FibreKleer 4X post offers great radiopacity, but clinically it is translucent to disappear within the restoration and not cause an optically dead zone when all-ceramic restorations are placed to restore the tooth. Additionally, it offers physical properties mimicking dentin, providing greater resistance to root fracture than with metal posts.

The options available for the FibreKleer 4X post system will allow the practitioner to restore the tooth conservatively, maximizing the amount of dentin remaining and therefore preserving the tooth longer.