A “post and core” is a one-piece prosthetic that resembles the main body of the tooth's structure atop a metal post. In cases where a tooth is severely damaged due to decay or fracture, and the secure placement of a crown is not immediately possible, this prosthetic enables future placement by recreating the core of the tooth.
This dental procedure code is used to indicate that more than one cast post is required for additional framework strength. Details of the post and core procedure can be found on under dental code on the post and core description page.
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