Cast Post

Cast PostThe traditional custom-cast dowel core provides a better geometric adaptation to excessively flared or elliptical canals, and almost always requires minimum tooth structure removal.1 Custom cast post-and-cores adapt well to canals with extremely tapered canals or those with a noncircular cross section and/or irregular shape, and roots with minimal remaining coronal tooth structure.9 Patterns for custom cast posts can be formed either directly in the mouth or indirectly in the laboratory. Regardless, this method requires 2 appointment visits and a laboratory fee.PREFABRICATED POST-AND-CORE SYSTEMS-An alternative consideration is the prefabricated post-and-core system. Prefabricated post-and-core systems are classified according to their geometry shape and configuration and method of retention





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