My Dentist Brookline Post and Core Build UpA post and core is a type of dental restoration that is utilized when there is inadequate tooth structure remaining to support a traditional restoration. A small rod, usually metal, is inserted into the root space of the tooth and protrudes from the root a couple of millimeters. This rod is referred to as a post. The post is then used to hold a filling, or core, in place. Without this post there would not have been enough tooth structure remaining to hold the filling required. Often times, the post and core is covered with a crown, however it does not need a crown to function.

Dr. Lozada offers ceramic post and cores, composite post and cores, and gold post and cores. He also provides dental solutions for composite core build up and amalgam core build up.

The primary purpose of a core build up is to replace enough missing tooth structure to permit the creation of ideal retention and resistance form in the crown preparation. A post & core buildup connects a tooth that has had a root canal to a crown. It is generally performed on a tooth after a root canal and prior to placing a crown on the tooth. Although not all root canalled teeth need post & cores, many do.