Dental Posts Treatments in Jerusalem

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Dental post treatments are designated for teeth that have undergone root canal treatments. Even though these teeth appear to be complete, these teeth are in fact empty inside (since the root canal treatment has removed most of the tooth’s tissues, including the harmed tissues and the root itself). Throughout the years, these teeth lose their vitality and could break off easily – unless they have a post installed prior to the dental crown installation, which helps to stabilize them.

Why is a Dental Post Necessary?

It’s important to note that not every tooth that has undergone a root canal treatment needs a post, and it all depends on the dentist’s discretion. Sometimes it’s unnecessary, but if it is – using a tooth post can significantly restore a tooth that was harmed due to a root canal treatment and help it function as any other tooth, even though it doesn’t get blood supply any longer.

The post itself is not enough and is only there to support what remains of the tooth until a restorative treatment like a dental crown installation takes place. Without it, the tooth might easily break, even while simply closing the jaw, and in that case a tooth extraction or a dental implant might be necessary.

An Immediate Post Compared to a Cast Post

The tooth post is a reconstruction of the interior part of the tooth that was taken out during the root canal treatment. Amongst other things, the post includes a stake that fits into the root canal (where the roots once were) and a top which will later hold the crown.

Generally, one can distinguish between two types of tooth posts:

Immediate Post

This type of post is done at the dental clinic directly onto the tooth. There are pre-made immediate posts that fit different types and sizes of teeth. There are immediate posts shaped like rolls or cones, there are types made of metal, carbon, or glass – and the idea is to try and fit that post to the treated tooth.

Cast Post

Compared to the pre-made post, a cast post is made precisely for a specific tooth. That is, instead of taking a pre-made post and fitting it to the tooth, the post is made in a lab to fit the tooth. Usually, this type of post is used when not a lot of healthy tooth tissue remains.

What is a Tooth Post Made of?

Tooth posts can be made from several types of materials, such as types of gold, chrome-nickel, or fiber post – a structure made from fibers dipped in a sort of resin. Golden dental posts have been traditionally used thanks to how easy it is to work with and fit to the tooth’s exact measurements – but most dentists nowadays prefer using different materials.

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