Dental Post and Core Abroad: Procedure and Cost

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About Dental Post and Core

Dental Post and Core

Post and core treatment is recommended for teeth which are severely decayed or structurally damaged. After a root canal treatment, the post is positioned in the root of the tooth. It can be used to support a filling or to hold a crown. Some posts are ready made, whereas others are made in the laboratory especially to fit the tooth.

Recommended for
  • Severe tooth decay
  • During root canal treatment

Time requirements

Average length of stay abroad
5 - 7 days. Posts which are custom made in the laboratory may require more time.
Number of trips abroad needed
1. Patients usually travel abroad once, although this procedure can require up to three appointments at the dentist.
Dental Post and Core

Post and core treatment is performed after root canal treatment.

Time requirements

Average length of stay abroad 5 - 7 days. Posts which are custom made in the laboratory may require more time.
Number of trips abroad needed 1. Patients usually travel abroad once, although this procedure can require up to three appointments at the dentist.

Time requirements

Average length of stay abroad 5 - 7 days.

Posts which are custom made in the laboratory may require more time.

Number of trips abroad needed 1.

Patients usually travel abroad once, although this procedure can require up to three appointments at the dentist.

Dental Post and Core
Post and core treatment is performed after root canal treatment.

Compare Dental Post and Core prices around the world

United States $ 447
United Kingdom $ 197
Poland $ 123
Costa Rica $ 90
Hungary $ 78
Mexico $ 75
Thailand $ 49

Source: Medigo prices

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How to find quality treatment abroad

Every year, close to 14 million patients travel worldwide for the purpose of receiving medical care. At MEDIGO, we provide our patients with access to the top clinics and doctors around the world. To discover where the best Dental Post and Core clinics are for you, contact MEDIGO below to talk to us in complete confidence.

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Before Dental Post and Core abroad

Before post and core treatment, root canal treatment is performed and the dentist will determine which type of post and core should be used, in terms of using prefabricated (ready-made) or custom posts.

How is it performed

A prefabricated post is quicker to fit as there is no extra laboratory work needed and they come in various shapes and sizes. A cast post (or custom post) may be used in the cases where a prefabricated post is not suitable.

The laboratory-cast posts are usually made of carbon-fibre or stainless steel. This involves taking a mould of the inside of the canal, which is then sent to the dental lab so that a fitted post can be created. These usually include a core. Once the custom post and core is fitted into place, a mould can be taken in order to create a fitted crown.

The prefabricated post can be fitted directly after root canal treatment. When the root canal has been cleaned, the canal is filled with gutta percha, which is a filling material. Some of this material is filed down, removed and shaped in order to accommodate space for the post. Once this has been placed, a core, or build up material is shaped around the post. With this in place, the crown can be attached on top of the post and core.

Materials

Core, or build up, is usually made from dental amalgam or composite. Posts are typically made of metal.

Anesthesia

Local anesthetic.

Procedure duration

The Dental Post and Core takes 1 to 3 hours.

The initial treatment where the post and build up is fitted takes around an hour. Other appointments are considerably shorter.

Dental Post and Core
A root canal is performed and the post is placed into the root, the core is shaped around it and a crown is then fitted.

What to expect after Dental Post and Core

Post procedure care

Patients should avoid eating on the crown, following a post and core procedure. Certain foods, such as hard or chewy sweets, should be avoided as the crown could become loose.

Possible discomfort

Some minor discomfort to be expected after this procedure, but this can be easily controlled with normal painkillers.

Important things to know about Dental Post and Core

Success rates

The procedure is successful in over 90% of cases.

Potential risks
  • Tooth fracture
  • Root fracture
  • Root canal failure (it is difficult to repeat root canal treatment once the post is in place)
  • Post coming out
  • Post protruding through the side of the root (this is a particular risk if the root is curved)

Compare Dental Post and Core prices around the world

United States $ 447
United Kingdom $ 197
Poland $ 123
Costa Rica $ 90
Hungary $ 78
Mexico $ 75
Thailand $ 49

Source: Medigo prices

See all clinics offering Dental Post and Core

121 clinics on MEDIGO offer Dental Post and Core

Freer Dental

San José, Costa Rica

98

$ 150

Demianko Dental Care

San José, Costa Rica

$ 230

Clinica Cuevas Queipo

Málaga, Spain

89

$ 134

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121 clinics on MEDIGO offer Dental Post and Core

Freer Dental

San José, Costa Rica

98

$ 150

Demianko Dental Care

San José, Costa Rica

$ 230

Clinica Cuevas Queipo

Málaga, Spain

89

$ 134

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On this page you can read about dental crowns. Many people choose to travel abroad to destinations like Thailand, Hungary, and Mexico for crowns. The savings can be over 50% on esthetic crowns like those made of porcelain or zirconia, and many people combine this procedure with a holiday.

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