Post Fitting

post and core build up

In root-filled teeth it may be necessary to insert a post into the tooth root before placing a crown. A post gives support and helps the crown to stay in place.
A post can be made of prefabricated stainless steel which the dentist can fit directly into the root canal. Or a custom-made post can be constructed by a dental technician to accurately fit the shape of the prepared root canal. The post is placed into the root canal and cemented in position, ready for the crown to be attached.
Nowadays Fibre posts can be used having the elastic modulus similar to that of tooth structure and are also aesthetic in nature.

Does Post fitting treatment hurt?

No, as the tooth already is root canal treated.

Core Build up

If a root-filled tooth is not completely broken down, it may be possible for your dentist to build it up again using filling material. This ‘core’ is then prepared in the same way as a natural tooth and the impressions are taken. This Core is filled around a Post so that the strength and longevity of tooth may increase.

Does Core build up treatment hurt?

No, as the tooth already is root canal treated.