Foundation For Crowns

Just as a foundation determines the stability and security of a house, so does the foundation for a dental crown. Following the completion of a root canal, we are frequently asked to determine if a core buildup or post core is indicated. If your family dentist plans a new crown for your tooth, we remove all the old restorative material, caries if there is any present, and any compromised tooth structure. We then rebuild the crown of your tooth with a suitable dental material. If indicated, a stainless steel or titanium post is cemented into one of the roots, then the buildup material is bonded to the post and remaining tooth structure. If your family dentist thinks your existing crown will give you more years of service, we place the build up inside the access cavity and incorporate it into the final filling.