Townie® Poll

Do you use core material to cement a post in the canal space?

Poll conducted from 2/6/2004 To 3/8/2004

Do you use core material to cement a post in the canal space?
1121 total votes
37%
Yes
63%
No
What type of core material do you prefer?
757 total votes
3%
Amalgam
59%
Dual cure
20%
Light cure
18%
Self cure
Do you prefer an Automix or Handmix resin core material?
732 total votes
79%
Automix
21%
Handmix
Do you prefer a resin core material or a restorative composite for your core build-ups?
749 total votes
74%
Resin Core Material
26%
Restorative Composite
Which of the following do you consider the most important feature in selecting a core material?
748 total votes
56%
Ability to perform long term
12%
Compressive/flexural strength
5%
Consistency
1%
Curing time
3%
Delivery system
20%
Ease of use
1%
Price
1%
Shade availability
1%
Other
Which of the following do you consider the least important feature in selecting a core material?
746 total votes
1%
Ability to perform long term
3%
Compressive/flexural strength
1%
Consistency
7%
Curing time
6%
Delivery system
1%
Ease of use
19%
Price
58%
Shade availability
2%
Other
Do you think non-metallic dowel-and-core materials produce greater stress on the teeth than metallic dowel materials?
722 total votes
11%
Yes
89%
No
Which type of posts do you use in anterior teeth?
745 total votes
34%
Metal
32%
Fiber Core
34%
Both
Which type of posts do you use in posterior teeth?
739 total votes
65%
Metal
18%
Fiber Core
17%
Both
If you use Fiber Core posts which one do you use?
510 total votes
4%
Aestheti-Plus
5%
C-Post
5%
DT Light-Post
33%
FibreKor
0%
FRC Postec
27%
ParaPost Fiber White
4%
SnowPost
6%
Twin Luscent Anchors
15%
Other
What size (diameters) would you like to see in a fiber post system?
435 total votes
6%
.9mm
25%
1.0mm
8%
1.1mm
27%
1.2mm
11%
1.3mm
6%
1.4mm
13%
1.5mm
0%
1.6mm
3%
1.7mm
Which metal post material do you prefer?
673 total votes
39%
Stainless steel
61%
Titanium
What sizes (diameters) would you like to see in a metal post system?
446 total votes
8%
.9mm
26%
1.0mm
5%
1.1mm
24%
1.2mm
11%
1.3mm
8%
1.4mm
13%
1.5mm
1%
1.6mm
3%
1.7mm
Which metal post are you using?
660 total votes
0%
C.I. Post
1%
Radix Anchor
0%
Suretex
2%
Vlock
18%
Other
4%
FlexiFlange
14%
FlexiPost
4%
IntegraPost
25%
ParaPost
9%
ParaPost Plus
3%
ParaPost XH
9%
ParaPost XP
10%
ParaPost XT
What percent of posts that you place are cast post & core?
725 total votes
54%
0%
32%
<10%
7%
11-25%
1%
26-35%
2%
36-40%
1%
41-50%
4%
51%+
Many articles state a non-metal post should be used when there is a fair amount of tooth structure. Do you feel a post is really necessary in these cases?
711 total votes
17%
Yes
83%
No
Approximately how many posts do you place a month?
724 total votes
57%
1-5
31%
6-10
8%
11-25
2%
16-20
2%
More than 20
Which post design do you use most frequently?
715 total votes
17%
Active
83%
Passive
Do you think threaded split-shank metal posts reduce stress, thus virtually eliminating root fracture?
694 total votes
23%
Yes
77%
No
Is the use of an opaquer on a metal post a better solution for more retention and esthetically than a Fiber Core post?
664 total votes
26%
Yes
74%
No

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