A dental post and core is a restorative dental procedure used to rebuild and strengthen a tooth that has undergone significant damage or decay. This technique is typically employed when a tooth lacks sufficient natural structure to support a traditional dental crown. The process involves two main components:
Post and the Core
The dental post and core procedure is often performed after root canal therapy when the pulp (nerve tissue) of the tooth has been removed. It helps to retain the structural integrity of the tooth and ensures that the crown has a stable foundation for long-term durability. Various materials, such as metal alloys, ceramics, or composite resin, may be used for the post and core based on the specific needs of the tooth and the patient’s preferences. This restorative technique is a crucial step in the process of rebuilding and preserving a tooth that has experienced extensive damage.