When a patient doesn’t have enough structural integrity in a tooth to support a restoration like a dental crown or bridge, a Post and Core, or a Core Build-up, may be an appropriate treatment to help stabilize the tooth.
What is a Post and Core?
If a patient’s tooth structure is not capable of supporting a dental restoration, we may recommend this treatment, which is usually completed after a root canal treatment. A tiny, metal rod (the post) is placed inside your tooth’s root canal. The post is used to help hold a filling in place.
What is a Core Build-up?
This procedure is performed if your tooth doesn’t need a post. To place a dental crown on a tooth, there needs to be enough tooth remaining after an issue like a fracture or decay. To help save the tooth, we use resin materials to build it up before placing a crown on it. The build-up helps make the crown more secure, which helps you chew and bite properly, as well as helping you have a complete smile.
Schedule an Appointment with Us for a Post and Core or Core Build-up
Our Post and Core and Core Build-up treatments are designed to help build up a tooth’s structure. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling or texting Brentwood Endodontics in Los Angeles at 310-207-3707. We serve patients throughout Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, San Bernardino Valley, Orange County, and all the surrounding communities.