Plaza of Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Joseph Goodman, D.D.S D.M.D.
Posts for Teeth and Crowns
Imagine you have lost the majority of your tooth structure, broken them off completely, and/ or almost no tooth structure is visible, just your roots. This damage could be due to extensive decay or an accident, as shown in this picture below.
A dentist cannot place any crowns on these teeth, since there is not enough tooth structure available to cement a crown. In this case, we fabricated special custom-made posts made from a very strong and biocompatible material. You could choose gold, titanium or a porcelain-like material (white post). These posts are cemented inside the tooth canal shown in the picture above. This canal is enlarged by the experienced dentist, and the post is cemented with a special cement inside this canal.
Single crowns were fabricated individually for each post.
This 76-year-old gentleman has his teeth back again.