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How a Pin or Post Can Help Fix Your Teeth

Posted on 8/10/2018 by JJ Perkiomaki
How a Pin or Post Can Help Fix Your TeethIf you had a choice, you would not want to do anything to fix your teeth. The goal of everyone is no cavities and for a perfect smile. The problem is that things happen, and teeth suffer damage.

Whether it is a cavity form tooth decay or a broken, chipped or lost tooth from trauma, there are times when teeth need fixing. While people are familiar with the use of a drill and fillings to fix teeth, they may not know how a pin, or a post can solve a problem.

What Is a Pin and Post?

Before you can understand how a pin or post can help fix your teeth, you need to know what they are. Pins and posts are a part of a dental restoration procedure. When people do not have enough tissue or if the tissue is not strong enough, for a crown, the pin and post can provide the needed support.

The pin and post come in either prefabricated or cast form. They are put into the space where the crown will go. Because there was often a root canal performed before the need of the post, the procedure does not require any anesthesia.

What They Will Do

The reason for a crown is to replace a tooth that was lost. If a person has lost a tooth they also can cause damage to the gums and bones. Without the support of the pin and post, the crown is more likely to fail.

A person with a crown without the pin and post will notice that the crown does not feel as secure as they would like. It could lead them to changing their habits to avoid certain foods or in other ways. Because of the pin and post, people are less likely to have problems with their crowns.

If you want more information about any dental restoration procedure, please contact our dental professionals today.

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