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root canal crown vs cap

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Complex: The root canal treatment is probably now recontaminated and usually will need to be 'retreated'. However, if this loosening has occurred, then it may ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Rosen
Specializes in Dentistry
Tooth Covering: A crown, also referred to as a cap, is a covering that is placed over a tooth. Crowns are placed to protect a tooth from failure, such as breaking, or ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
39 years experience Dentistry
Maybe Not: Root canals do weaken teeth. Biting forces are very heavy on back teeth and depending on your bite, generally much lower on front teeth. If a large po ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
37 years experience Dentistry
Zirconia crown: The most common placement is a porcelain fused to metal crown. For aesthetics and strength, speak to your dentist about a zirconia crown.
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Because : Because the nerve in the tooth was removed during the root canal procedure the tooth is unable to respond to changes in temperature. Though every roo ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. LaMont Gee
50 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Not all crowned teeth need to have a root canal prior to crown placement. However, it is usually wise to place a crown on a molar tooth that has had ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Variable: Since fees vary from office to office, one might be more expensive in one office and less expensive in another.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
39 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: Your crown could be hitting heavy and causing pain. Your root canal could be failing. The tooth could be cracked. Starting with an evaluation by a den ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Guarna
34 years experience Dentistry
Pulp issue: By the time a crown is needed, a tooth has sustained a lot of damage...Either from, cavities/fillings, broken/chipped, grinding/clenching, to name a f ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
No: See your dentist who will make sure the cap fits well and then recement it. Something may have broken, so it needs to be looked at.
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