About the process
As soon as the root canal treatment is completed, generally a placement of a dental crown is recommended by the dentist. In some cases, the dentist also suggests the placement of a dental post and core (or a core without a post) before the crown can be made.
Teeth sometimes have large portions missing due to decay, fracture, the loss of a filling or the creation of an access cavity (the hole through which root canal work is performed).
Core placement refers to a procedure where a dentist replaces the bulk of a tooth's missing structure in preparation for making a new dental crown. Doing so creates the optimal shape and foundation for the new restoration.
What materials are used?
A core can be made out of permanent dental restorative. Dental composite (the dental bonding used to make "white" fillings).
Why is a core needed?
A great deal of a crown's stability depends on the amount of tooth structure that extends up into its interior. If very little tooth structure fills this space, the crown will be easily dislodged, especially by forces directed from the side.
The purpose of ‘Core’
By "building up" the tooth first with a core (rebuilding the tooth so it is closer to its original dimensions), the dentist can greatly increase the stability of the crown, and therefore maximize its long-term chances for survival.
What is a "post and core"?
The difference between a dental core and a post and core is that with the latter, a dental post is placed that helps to anchor the core to the tooth.
The post is positioned in the tooth's root. It's attached core extends up inside the tooth's crown.
A Post is needed:
- 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.
What is Dental Post and Core Procedure
The dental core procedure
When placing just a core alone:
- The dentist will apply dental restorative (meaning filling material, such as bonding) to the tooth, not unlike when a regular filling is placed.
- As a part of the process, they may also screw tiny "pins" into the tooth. As the restorative is packed around them, they help to anchor the core in place.
Shaping the core
The overall goal is to place enough dental restorative that once the tooth has been prepared (trimmed) for its new crown, the resulting tooth and core combination is generally the same size and shape as it would have been if no original tooth structure had been lost.
Placing the post
The post and core procedure
When placing a post and core:
- The dentist will first use their drill to create a "post space." This space will generally lie within one of the root canals that was filled during the sealing part of the tooth's endodontic treatment.
- A post, having specific dimensions matched to the post space that's been drilled, is then cemented or bonded into place.
- Once the post has been secured, dental restorative is packed over and around the post's exposed end so to create the core.
- Ultimately, the core is anchored in place both by the post and adjacent tooth structure.
Placing the core and shaping the tooth for its crown
Completing the tooth's reconstruction
Once the core, or post and core, has been completed, a dental crown can be fabricated for the tooth and placed.
The placing of a core can greatly increase the stability of the crown, and therefore maximize its long-term chances for survival.
Types of dental posts
Traditionally, posts have been made out of metal (stainless steel, titanium, cast metal). In today's marketplace, ceramic (zirconia) and carbon-fibre posts are also available.
Flexible v/s rigid
The flexible nature of carbon-fibre offers the advantage that as a tooth's root flexes under load, this type of post will flex too, thus helping to prevent root fracture by way of reducing the amount of stress directed to it.
However, the bonding technique used to place them is technique sensitive, and thus placing a traditional rigid post using traditional cement may offer the more predictable outcome.
White v/s metal
The white, translucent nature of ceramic (zirconia) and some types of fibre posts offers an aesthetic advantage over metal ones. The dark, opaque nature of metal posts can affect the apparent colour of translucent all-ceramic dental crowns. This would be an especially important consideration for front teeth.
Cast-metal v/s prefabricated post and cores
When placing a metal post, your dentist has the option of using a prefabricated or "cast" one.
AMS Approach / Advantage
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Our goal is to provide you the most thorough professional care as well as improving our patients' oral health with the optimal aesthetic result. We establish a relationship with each patient that is built upon mutual respect and trust. While clinical excellence and artistic integrity are perhaps the most important factors in choosing a cosmetic dentist, a dental practitioner should also have a good chairside manner. Our expert Dentists truly welcome patient’s inputs and make them active participants in the treatments so that they feel at ease.
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3 stages of procedure
Anyendodontics treatment starts by performing an in-depth evaluation of your bone structure, jaw alignment, muscle function, and shape of your teeth, lips, mouth and face. It is important to thoroughly understand all these factors under careful consideration to determine your aesthetic goals and treatment plan.
Some minor discomfort to be expected after this procedure, but this can be easily controlled with normal painkillers. Our well qualified and experienced Dentist and dental assistants will not only assist in all phases of your dental care, but also provide you with a safe, clean, and comfortable visit.
Any Endodontics procedure involves a customised approach to improving the overall look, feel and function of your teeth in harmony with your unique facial features.
Possible Consequences / Precautions
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AMS recommendation for best results
Patients should avoid eating on the crown, following a post and core procedure. Certain foods, such as hard or chewy sweets, should be avoided as the crown could become loose.
The post and core immediately lend stability to the tooth to be able to hold the crown.
The Dental Post and Core takes 1 to 3 hours.
The initial treatment where the post and build up is fitted takes around an hour. Other appointments are considerably shorter. Any dental treatment duration depends on the individual condition of the patient.
Number of sessions
A cast post and core is a single object (post and core combined) that is specially made for your tooth in a dental laboratory. Placing one is generally a two-visit procedure.
Results will last for
Posts and cores normally last as long as dental crowns.
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Cost of Dental Post and Core
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Quick Facts for Dental Post and Core
Are you the right fit for the procedure?
If your teeth are severely decayed or structurally damaged,Post and core treatment will be recommended. It is used to support a filling or to hold a crown.
Are you ready to take decision or need help? Travel with decision makers.
In procedures where prior consent of immediate family is required, you will have to travel with the decision makers.
Before post and core treatment, root canal treatment is performed and the dentist will determine which type of post and core should be used, in terms of using prefabricated (ready-made) or custom posts.
Allure MedSpa concierge service
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We are pleased to offer and arrange comfortable lodging, restaurant, and commuting to ensure a memorable pre-and post-treatment experience for our out-of-country patients.
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Dental Post and Core FAQs
- What is dental post and core?
If you have gone through the procedure of root canal, if you have done tooth restoration or have fractured teeth, you can continue with the dental post and core treatment.
- How long will I have to wait to get result?
It will be done in few sessions. After the whole process is completed, you will get amazing results.
- How long will the procedure take to complete?
The procedure is completed within some hour.
- Will I feel pain while conducting the procedure?
It is a painless procedure and you will be provided with medications after the treatment, in case you encounter some pain or swelling.
- Is there any side effects?
There are no side effects of this procedure.
- Will it give better stability to my teeth?
It will help in providing better stability to your teeth.
- Is the result long lasting?
Yes, the result will be long lasting and you will have to maintain proper dental care for good health of your teeth.