Posts, Cores, and Build-Ups – Predictable and Strong
Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD
As the population ages, the need and demand for endodontic treatment, crowns, and fixed prostheses are increasing rapidly. Dentists need to be able to place posts, cores, and build-ups rapidly and predictably! Many changes and improvements have occurred recently. This video answers:
- When and when not to place posts?
- What are the best build-up materials?
- What are the most adequate post cements?
- How to make the strongest tooth preparations for endodontically treated teeth.
- What are the most adequate and easiest techniques for posts, cores, and build-ups overall?
All of these topics are shown in live, high-definition images as Gordon uses them clinically. Viewing this presentation will increase your speed, competence, and clinical confidence in this important topic.
Table of Contents
- Importance of Fixed Prosthodontics
- Endodontics for Questionable Teeth
- When to Use Posts
- Remaining Tooth Structure
- Occlusal Considerations
- Many Missing Teeth
- Teeth Used as an Abutment
- Crown-Down Technique Considerations
- Types of Posts
- Research on Posts
- Crown Lengthening
- Posts - Costs, Length and Width
- Posts in Multi-Rooted Teeth
- Bonding & Build-Up Materials
- Cements for Posts
- Removing All-Ceramic Restorations
- Patient Introduction
- Endodontic Treatment
- Impression for Provisional Restorations
- Removal of Previously Placed Crown
- Plan Post & Core Placement
- Make Channel for Posts
- Roughen Post Channels
- Place Bond & Cement Post
- Place Build-Up Material & Cure
- Provisional Restoration
- Saving Crown vs Making a New Crown
- Uncertainty of Quantity of Remaining Tooth Structure
- Sealing Occlusal Access Hole