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can you put a crown on a broken tooth

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Talk to dentist: A crown will go a long way to making your tooth strong and healthy again and stopping the pain you are having. You dentist will determine the cause ... Read More
Dr. Park Firebaugh
36 years experience Dentistry
No: If you have had no treatment yet and your tooth hurts now, a crown alone may not be the solution. You may require root canal treatment first. If your ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Not likely: Sensitivity is not uncommon after a crown is placed over the broken tooth. If this goes away, 6-8 weeks, then tooth is recovering and getting back to ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Hard to say: Don't know the condition of it, which one it is, current state of disrepair, and other pertinent info. No time frame can be given; the longer you wait ... Read More
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Don't know: If you want to keep this tooth you need to, get it treated. No treatment and the disease process will continue until you loose the tooth. Talk to y ... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Until .........?: There is no way to answer that for you, especially without us actually being able to see the tooth & the x-ray. It depends upon whether or not you ha ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
You can: But it probably will not hold. It is a cheap temporary fix and in the end you will still need a new crown.
Dr. Felicia Mata
25 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Extent of Fracture: Is the question. If it is a front tooth and you have a great occlusion, it should hold well depending on the extent of damage. There are good materia ... Read More
Dr. Mark Venincasa
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes but...: I do not see that option being long-lasting. It is very difficult to make durable repairs on a crown. In general remaking the crown is best.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
31 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Depending on the extent if the chip / break / fracture. Endodontic therapy might be indicated. The periodontal status of the affected tooth also ha ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Hard to say...: So many factors contribute to your post operative pain and sensitivity. Your dentist knows more about that tooth than anyone on this panel. If the pai ... Read More
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
There : There should not be any major treatment problems waiting until august to start the bridge for your missing tooth. The adjacent and opposing teeth wil ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Orajel: Not necessary to worry about it. It's just a topical anesthetic and the amount ingested should pose no problem.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Call a dentist: At your appointment, your dentist will tell you what is needed to restore the broken tooth.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
32 years experience Periodontics
Broken tooth: It depends how badly the tooth is broken. Visit your dentist and get an assessment. You may need endodontic treatment (root canal, even a crown extens ... Read More
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