A cracked or broken tooth can happen for a variety of reasons—brittle teeth, teeth grinding, injury. The crack may be invisible to the naked eye and even X-ray, but they can be incredibly painful and create bigger problems if left untreated. If you experience pain when chewing, visit us. We can diagnose the cause and develop a plan for treatment.
Depending on the level of fracture there are various treatments available such as:
- Composite Fillings / Bonded Reconstruction
- Root Canal Treatment followed by Post and Core Build Up
- Dental Crown
- Porcelain Laminate Veneers
- Extraction and replacement by Implant or Bridge
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POST AND CORE BUILD UP
A 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. Oftentimes, the post and core is covered with a crown. Speak with us; let us clear your doubts and help you know more about this procedure!!!
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