American journal of dentistry
The goals of endodontic post and core procedures are to provide maximum retention of the post and resistance to fracture of the roots. Presented is a recently developed fiber composite laminate (FCL) post and core technique which results in a bonded structure that is conservative, morphologic, retentive, versatile, esthetic, and helps resist root fracture. To ascertain the durability of FCL posts and cores, an in vitro pilot study with stress testing is included. The results of the study are compared to other post and core materials to show how well this technique approaches the ideal characteristics for endodontic post and cores.