A post and core crown is a prosthodontics solution proposed for patients who do not have enough sound tooth tissue to insert a conventional dental crown. First, the dentist prepares the root canal and cements a post in it. The post retains the core restoration, which retains the crown. They are most commonly used for anterior teeth since posterior teeth are much smaller and less retentive.
To decide whether a patient is a good candidate for a post and core crown, the dental professional has to assess whether there is adequate coronal tooth structure, whether the canal is deep enough to retain a post, see if there is enough dentine thickness, and whether it is possible to restore the tooth.
To provide sufficient retention, the post is best to reach two-thirds of the total length of the root canal. Creating the longest post possible ensures that the force the crown receives distributes over as much root as possible.
At Pindan Dental Laboratory, we fabricate cast post for patients who are not good candidates for a prefabricated post. We use the best materials to create post and core dental crown – gold, titanium or other metal, as well as non-metallic solutions like zirconia or ceramic, all to ensure maximum quality and durability.