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RepairPost Fibre
Fractured root posts can now be reconstructed, thanks to the new RepairPost Fibre developed by Komet/Gebr. Brasseler.

The tube shaped post guarantees an excellent aesthetic result and enduring resilience. The radiopaque RepairPost Fibre is made of glass fibre reinforced composite, and its elasticity closely resembles that of dentin. According to the instructions provided by the manufacturer, treatment is carried out in two steps: First, a circumferential cut around the fractured post fragment is realized by means of a trepan bur. This creates an auxiliary cavity for the RepairPost Fibre to slot into when placed above the fragmented post. The lower element of the retention head rests securely on the root cross section. The plastic reconstruction can be built on the prepared site according to conventional methods. Available in three sizes and a shank length of 5 mm, the RepairPost Fibre can encompass post fragments with a diameter of up to

1.4 mm, 1.8 mm and 2.0 mm.



What’s more, the RepairPost Fibre is equally suitable whenever a root canal filling cannot be removed but the tooth still requires reconstruction – for example because it is strategically important or because it is needed as a bridge abutment.



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