A 25-year-old female asked:
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i have to replace a crown and get a filling for a cavity. which one should i get done first?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Both: The extent of the problem in each will determine which one is more important to do. Your own dentist can answer that question better than we can never having seen either tooth nor x-rays of them. If money is an issue consider at least having the crown removed to evaluate the tooth, and then temporized with a good fitting strong temporary crown.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
Dr. Jerry Brown
52 years experience Prosthodontics
Dental Needs: Good day; Simple areas of decay are usually a priority in offering restorative dentistry to a patient. Unless the crown is loose or a considerable amount of decay may cause the crown to require immediate treatment.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
The worst one: Let your Dentist make that decision with you. You treat the worst problem, the greater infection, first.
Answered on Feb 18, 2017

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