An endodontic treatment –killing the nerve of the dental piece– had been done to this molar. Furthermore, the molar had a very deep decay in the base of the dental filling.
The ideal and fastest solution would have been the extraction and replacement of the dental piece, either with removable components –also called dental prosthesis– or with fixed components –also called dental implants.
Due to the patient’s economic limitations, this wasn’t an option. Therefore, we decided to clean the tooth decay and then, to perform a reconstruction fixed to the molar root through a fiberglass bolt.
The result was very positive. Although we couldn’t know how long the reconstructed molar would last, it had already been working for more than a year. During this time, the patient has been able to save money in case the dental piece breaks. In the photos we can see the reconstruction process in which we prepare the molar, the fiberglass bolt and the final result.