What is post and core?

A post and core is a type of dental restoration used either to stabilize a weekend tooth or provide an anchor for crown.

It consists of insertion of a small metal rod known as post into the root space of an affected tooth,leaving several millimeters protruding.

The protrusion is then used to support a large filling or anchor a crown.

Types

  1. Prefabricated Post
  2. Cast Post