What is an endodontic restoration?
Have you been referred to an Endodontic Specialist, also known as the root canal specialist?
They might have mentioned you may need a “filling” or a core buildup after having a root canal?
What is the purpose of a Core Buildup?
A Core Buildup is used when a fracture or decay causes a portion of a tooth to break off, and in some cases, there’s simply not enough tooth left to place a crown.
A Core Buildup will replace the missing portion and save the tooth by building it up with Core Buildup resin materials create optimal geometry for the crown restoration and protect integrity of the tooth. A Post and Core Buildup is a type of dental restoration required where there is an inadequate amount of tooth structure to retain a conventional crown. A post is cemented into a prepared root canal, which retains a core restoration, which will retain the final crown.
Is a Post & Core Buildup always needed?
As general rules of thumb: If more than half of a tooth’s original crown portion (the part of the tooth normally visible above the gum line) has been lost, a post is needed to assist with anchoring the core to the tooth.