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Pinned core

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Posted by: coolindadust  (9 years ago)
Hello,

I went to the dentist for a pain in my tooth. He said the tooth needed a crown. He then did crown prep. While the temporary crown was on, the tooth was cracked. The dentist sent me to an Endodontist for a root canal. After the procedure, the dentist told me that he performed a core build up with pins. After two weeks, the permanent crown was put on. The EOB for the permanent crown placement showed another pinned core. I didn’t remember having this done during the crown placement or maybe I just didn’t notice it. My question is: Is another core build up needed when a core build up with pin has been done two weeks before the crown placement. If so, what is this for? Please shed some light on me about this. Thanks!
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Hello,

I went to the dentist for a pain in my tooth. He said the tooth needed a crown. He then did crown prep. While the temporary crown was on, the tooth was cracked. The dentist sent me to an Endodontist for a root canal. After the procedure, the dentist told me that he performed a core build up with pins. After two weeks, the permanent crown was put on. The EOB for the permanent crown placement showed another pinned core. I didn’t remember having this done during the crown placement or maybe I just didn’t notice it. My question is: Is another core build up needed when a core build up with pin has been done two weeks before the crown placement. If so, what is this for? Please shed some light on me about this. Thanks!


When a root canal was done the previous core was for all practical purposes destroyed. If you had not had another, the crown might have broken off. Unfortunately, it was necessary, although insurance won't pay it. There are lots of necessary things that dental insurance, with all its stupid rules, will not pay for.
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