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what happens if you have a crown on a tooth with cavity

A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Satloff
40 years experience Pain Management
Risk v benefit: The risk is that the pulp could become uhealthy. The benefit is that the old crowns could be updated with more aesthetic zirconium crowns. Usually t ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Replacing crowns: Whether or not to replace PFM crowns with new crowns whether it be another PFM, all metal, or all ceramic crown should really be discussed with a dent ... Read More
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Dr. Alexander Gamber
13 years experience Dentistry
Not likely: of course, it's always a possibility, but root splitting is not likely, as long as when the crowns are being cut off, they are fully cut through, down ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Sometimes one: Sometimes a cavity becomes so big and compromises so much tooth structure, a crown is needed to restore the tooth.
Dr. Gary Chapman
35 years experience Orthodontics
Depends on Severity: The size and location of the cavity is the determining factor for diagnosing a crown. If your tooth is more filling than tooth, then a crown may be i ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Charmoy
36 years experience Dentistry
Deepth isn't ??: Depth itsnt necessarily the concern it's the mount of missing tooth structure ratio to healthy to structure. Depth is a concern if it creates a nerve ... Read More
Dr. Anna Guarna
35 years experience Dentistry
Depends: There are a number of factors to determine whether a crown should be placed or not. Crown height vs root length, diameter of root, above/below bone he ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Kattuah
23 years experience Dentistry
Near the pulp: If the cavity is in close proximity to the pulp of the tooth then in addition to a crown the tooth will likely need a root canal. If the tooth has dev ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Some possibilities: First, if the rct was completed and the canals were filled properly, there cannot be any cold or hot sensitivity with that tooth. One can still have t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Comisi
38 years experience Dentistry
Invasion: Once the structure of the tooth is invaded and damaged by the bacteria/acid desolving process, it can not reform on its on. That's why we stress preve ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
25 years experience Dentistry
Yes and No.: They will not make existing cavities worse; however, they will potentially cause some sensitivity if the whitening agent comes in contact with the cav ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
36 years experience Family Medicine
Not usually: Most fruit sugars, in their natural whole form, are offset by the fiber present. Simple sugars are much more prone to cause cavities.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Plaivech
33 years experience Dentistry
Minor discomfort: The tooth itself may be sensitive to sweet food, cold drinks, or just plain aching. Cavity pain may be mild and short duration, or intense and last fo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
26 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: Although in jamaica, they fluoridate salt, so in that instance it can help. Really, brushing, flossing and avoid refined sugars are your best defense ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Tooth decay: A tooth cavity is the result of bacterial action on the surface and core of a tooth. It erodes the enamel and dentum and in severe cases can infect t ... Read More

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