Post and Core
A post and core is a type of dental restoration required when there is an inadequate amount of sound tooth tissue remaining to retain a conventional crown. In teeth which are severely damaged by caries or fracture, the clinician will recommend for an endodontic treatment followed by a clinical visit for post and core restoration. The decision of whether or not to place a post and what technique will be used to place it depend on the particular conditions of each case.
Successful post and core dentistry consider the quantity and quality of tooth structure as well as the presence of adjacent teeth, occlusion, parafunction, and the need for future restorations.