From this week, #8 Emax done in 2009 with 6,7,9,10 and 11 with angular fx just above tissue on the labial and 3 + mm's above tissue on lingual. On the day it fx'd we recemented with 3M Ultimate and it actually held up for a week. So this is prep day
We sent him to the lab for shade matching and have him scheduled to finish in a couple of weeks. I like using these small pins in these situations as they give us a little more vertical length for supporting the buildup and eventually the crown. They're small enough to limit the damage that we all know self threading pins do as they're placed. That's a "trade off" but I believe I'm gaining overall strength of the restoration. Hope this helps you with some of these difficult situations.