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Post on a crown- necessary or not?

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Posted by: gallna  (8 years ago)
Hello,

I had a root canal done on tooth #19 two years ago. The tooth cracked and the dentist said it needed to be crowned but he would place a post first before putting the crown on. Is this necessary? Thanks.
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Hello,

I had a root canal done on tooth #19 two years ago. The tooth cracked and the dentist said it needed to be crowned but he would place a post first before putting the crown on. Is this necessary? Thanks.


A post can be done, but for first molars, a bonded amalgam buildup is just as sturdy, and costs a little less. Without a post or buildup, the crown with tooth can crack off even with the gum.
Posted 8 years ago
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