We can bring the badly broken down tooth back in function with Aesthetically beautiful restorations, using advance techniques like Post & Core Build-up in conjunction with other procedures
Post and Core is a type of dental restoration required where there is an inadequate amount of sound tooth tissue remaining to retain a conventional crown. A post is cemented into a prepared root canal, which retains a core restoration, which retains the final crown.
At Perfect Dental® We Commonly Use Two Different Types Of Post:
More and more endodontically treated teeth are being restored using fiber reinforced composite posts (fiber posts), primarily because they are safer, more easily removed, aesthetic, conserve tooth structure, and provide improved fracture resistance to these compromised teeth.
Metal posts are cost effective compared to fiber post and in most cases this is the only indication for using metal post instead of fiber post. The newer fiber-reinforced post systems preserve tooth structures are non-corroding, and have a similar elastic-modulus compared to dentin making them more compatible than their metal counterparts. The retention of metal posts are affected by post surface area, shape, and type of cement used.
Core build-up is a dental restoration used to repair an excessively decayed, traumatized or otherwise damaged tooth. The term core is used to define the main body of the tooth’s structure that excludes the root.
At Perfect Dental®, our best dentist in Jamnagar do post and core build-up on a regularly bases and in past few years we have saved a large number of badly broken down teeth that would have otherwise gone for extraction.
Frequently Asked Questions About Post And Core Restorations And Their Answers
How long does post and core last?
One study concluded that on average teeth restored with metal post and cores survived for 13.5 years from the time of post insertion to tooth extraction. However there is no similar study on fiber post but fiber posts are believed to last longer than their counter part, due to its obvious advantage of non-corroding and have a similar elastic-modulus compared to dentin making them more compatible than their metal counterparts. The retention of metal posts are affected by post surface area, shape, and type of cement used.
Is a post and core necessary?
As general rules of thumb, If more than half of a tooth’s original crown portion (the part of the tooth normally visible above the gum line) has been lost, a post is needed to assist with anchoring the core to the tooth. If more than half of the tooth’s crown still remains, a core by itself will probably suffice.
How much of tooth is needed for a crown?
A patient needs a crown when the tooth has been compromised with a big cavity or a root canal or a large filling that takes up more than 3/4 the size of a tooth.
Can a dental post be removed?
Post removal surgery refers to an oral procedure during which a surgeon removes posts that were formerly placed in your mouth as a permanent fixture. These posts are commonly used during a root canal and later in life may need to be removed due to infections, pain, damage, or another complication.
Does a post and core hurt?
This procedure does not even require local anesthesia as the tooth has long been dead after the root canal treatment and no pain is felt.
Perfect Dental® is the best dental clinic in Jamnagar and our team of specialist doctors is highly skilled and experienced best dentists in Jamnagar. We have a highest success rate of 97%.