Composite filling or single crown? The clinical dilemma of how to restore endodontically treated teeth

Quintessence Int. 2014 Jun;45(6):457-66. doi: 10.3290/j.qi.a31802.


The restoration of endodontically treated teeth involves a difficult decision-making process, especially when it comes to more complex prosthetic rehabilitations. Regarding singletooth restoration, there are high-level requirements for the restorative components and the application of all necessary treatment steps to achieve the final restoration. So when is there a need for a single-crown restoration or when might a composite resin restoration also be sufficient? For the assessment of endodontically treated teeth as abutment teeth for prosthetic restorations, there are no clear guidelines beyond single-tooth restorations. The aim of this article is to compile important aspects of the restoration of endodontically treated single teeth, including more complex prosthetic reconstructions, based on the scientific literature.

MeSH terms

  • Composite Resins*
  • Crowns*
  • Dental Restoration, Permanent*
  • Endodontics*
  • Humans


  • Composite Resins