Post and Core BuildUp

Post and Core Build-Up

1. Post and Core

After root canal treatment, if the tooth lacks sufficient structure to hold the final restoration, then either our doctors or your general dentist will place a post inside the tooth. The posts sole purpose is to retain the core build-up, which is needed to rebuild the adequate structure to hold the final restoration. There are two types of posts that we place; a stainless steel post or fiber-resin post.

Post and Core Build-Up

2. Core Build-up

After root canal treatment, if there is sufficient tooth structure remaining, then either our doctors or your general dentist will need to place a core build-up inside the opening that was created to perform the root canal treatment. Teeth that have been diagnosed as a cracked tooth will generally have only a core build-up placed or if needed a special flexible post.