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A dental core buildup can help a patient who has lost less than half of their tooth due to decay or some other form of damage. This is done for several reasons. This provides better support to the remainder of the tooth. It also helps support a crown so that it will stay nice and tight rather than eventually fall off. Dental core buildup acts as a shield to protect sensitive dentin and pulp from the inside surface of a crown. This procedure is able to save teeth that were previously considered helpless. Another reason this is a popular procedure is the fact that it matches the rest of the tooth almost perfectly so the patient can keep the natural look.
The substance that dentists use to perform this wonderful procedure is a special bonding resin. Many features make this resin special such as the fact that it is bio friendly. It can be shaped as needed, and it is easy to apply to the patient. Before the actual process of applying the dental core buildup, the dentist will prepare the patient by putting in what is called a rubber dam so that no debris from cleaning will be thrown into the throat. The dentist will also numb the area that they will be working in to keep the patient nice and calm.
Then, a thorough evaluation of the tooth is done to determine how much can be saved and how much resin will be needed. This is so that no plaque or bacteria is trapped between the tooth and the resin. If that does happen, the damage will just keep increasing.
The next step in applying a dental core buildup is applying a conditioning gel that will slightly etch the surface of the tooth so that the resin will be able to grip better, and therefore last longer. If the surface remains smooth, it is likely that the resin will lose its hold and slide or break off. In some cases, the resin that is applied dries very quickly, but in many instances, a special intense light will have to be used in order to dry the solution completely.
When that is done, the dentist will make an impression of the patient’s mouth so that it can be sent to a lab to make a crown. For the time being, a temporary crown will be put on the newly repaired tooth. It may take the lab up to 3 weeks to make the perfect crown to finalize the dental core buildup procedure. So, this temporary crown will come in handy while the patient waits. It will be sound enough to withstand the normal activities of the tooth.
After the permanent crown is ready, the dentist will call the patient back to finish the process. First, the dentist must put the crown on the tooth without using the resin that will keep it in place. This is done to see if any alterations need to be made. The dentist will look and make sure that it lines up naturally with all of the other teeth. If everything checks out, the dentist will then apply the permanent resin to hold the crown in place.
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