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A “dental post” supports dental crowns or other restorations when a tooth is severely damaged, making a standard filling inadequate. It provides stability for teeth that have had root canal treatment or extensive damage, serving as a foundation for crowns to ensure they stay securely in place. The process includes evaluating the tooth’s condition, preparing the root canal space, and choosing the right post size and material. After placing the post, a core material rebuilds the tooth’s structure, strengthening it, preventing further damage, and ensuring the restoration’s durability and function.
Zirconia: Tooth-colored, strong, and biocompatible, often used in anterior teeth for aesthetic restorations.
Ceramic: Tooth-colored, seamlessly blends with natural teeth for aesthetic restorations.
Custom-Cast: Precisely molded to the tooth’s root canal, but time-consuming and costly.
Prefabricated: Convenient and adaptable to meet patient needs, available in various shapes and sizes.
Tapered: Mimics the natural root canal shape, wider at the top, narrower at the bottom.
Parallel: Consistent width throughout, suitable for straight and uniform root canals.
Screw Posts: Features threads for secure retention within the tooth structure, enhancing crown stability.
What are dental posts, and how are they used in dentistry?
Is the placement of dental posts a painful procedure?
How long does it take to place?
Can anyone have dental posts, or are there restrictions?
Can I eat normally after dental post placement?
Do dental posts ever need to be replaced or maintained?
Can dental posts be used for any tooth, or are they specific to certain cases?
Are there any risks or complications associated?
Can I take care of my dental posts like natural teeth?
How can I ensure the longevity of dental posts and the associated crown?