When you get a root canal done, after the cleaning is done and the infection has healed, you will need a crown. And for the crown to be stable in your mouth, an anchor will be needed. The role of the anchor for the crown is played by a post and a core. In other cases you can do without a post, the core works fine, but when you undergo a root canal the crown needs a core and a post to hold it stably.
The procedure to fit in the post and core is painless and does not even require local anesthesia as the tooth has long been dead after you got the root canal treatment done.
There are two kinds of post and cores,
- Prefabricated post and core: These are ready made posts that just need to be fit in your crown.
- Cast post and core: These are used when a prefabricated post doesn’t fit the post space, they are custom made, one-piece units that are made at the dental laboratory.
We at Al Sawai offer this service for our patients who undergo root canal therapy. You can book an appointment or visit us directly at our hospital for a consult.