Part one: The restoration of non-vital teeth: structural, biological, and micromechanical issues in maintaining tooth longevity.


This manuscript will review research from 1967 to the present to find the best evidence for the reconstruction of non-vital teeth. The paper will review the contention that non-vital teeth are "more brittle" by analyzing the relevant physical properties of vital versus non-vital teeth; describe the structures of the tooth used to manage stress and strain… (More)