Remembering the Titan: A Case Report 521-523
Dr. Manish Kaushik
Dept. of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics,
JSS Dental College & Hospital, Mysore-570015, Karnataka.
The pin retained amalgam is a vital adjunct to the general practitioner in the case of badly decayed or broken down teeth. Self-threading pins, however, have been shown to produce cracks or crazing in the dentin and enamel, if they are not placed properly. Just as the pins help in binding the amalgam to the tooth structure, they also help in binding the weak tooth structure to the amalgam. In selected clinical cases, these advantages can be used for extensive restorations. This case report presents an age old clinical technique that outlines the reconstruction of severely damaged, posterior teeth with a missing functional cusp.