Written by Dentistry Today Thursday, 11 July 2013 08:13
“Pentron’s FibreKleer 4x Fiber Posts do exactly what they are supposed to do,” said Dr. Russell Tasaka of the Kaimuki Center for Dentistry in Hawaii. “That is to say, they work really well and, quite simply, stay in better than all the other comparable products I’ve tried.”
Staying in better and longer may be a crucial element, but that’s not all the product has to offer. Translucent glass fibers bundled in a proprietary clear resin matrixprovide FibreKleer 4x Fiber Posts with outstanding flexural strength and help to preserve the natural lifelike esthetics desired when ceramic restorations are prescribed.
To aid in core retention while preserving the integrity of the tooth, FibreKleer 4x Fiber Posts are engineered with a flexural modulus that is similar to dentin. The ability of the FibreKleer 4x Fiber Post to flex with the tooth and transmit stress more evenly along the remaining root structure helps to drastically minimize the instance of root fractures compared to metal posts.
Dr. Tasaka, who also currently serves on the board of the Academy of General Dentistry, said that he had used a different product for about 10 years until he tried FibreKleer 4x and made the switch. “It’s an ideal post for use in root canal teeth, staying in better than metal posts and easier to work with in general,” he said. Dr. Tasaka added that he now uses the product regularly.
FibreKleer 4x Fiber Posts also stand out from the pack because they feature an outstanding radiocapacity (up to 400% of aluminum), to help ensure that they are instantaneously identified on a radiograph during placement as well as at follow up appointments.
To help streamline drill and post selection, FibreKleer 4x Fiber Posts are now color coded to coordinate with the corresponding drill. Revamped kit packaging features a bur block to securely retain posts and drills and improve accessibility.
FibreKleer 4x Fiber Posts are available in three body designs: 1) Parallel with a retentive head; 2) Tapered; and 3) Original. The FibreKleer 4x Fiber Posts allow clinicians to choose the type of post that best suits each individualcase.
Visit www.pentron.com to learn more about FibreKleer 4x Fiber Posts and additional Pentron restorativedental products.