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A 38-year-old member asked:

i have a root canal molar tooth that has 1/4 broken, can it still be crowned?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Probably, assuming: Everything else is fine with the tooth and supporting bone and gums. Sometimes the remaining tooth structure is rebuilt prior to fabricating a crown. Discuss this issue with your own dentist.
Dr. Aaron Cregger
Dentistry 15 years experience
Most likely: As long as the fracture has not carried beneath the bone level you should be able to get your tooth built up and restored with a full coverage crown. If the fracture is too far beneath the bone level and invades the biologic width i would consider removal and placement of an implant. Crown lengthening is an option if you really want to save a badly fractured tooth, ask your dentist.

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Will It Work To Make A Ceramic Crown With Material Strength Under 400 MPa For A Second Molar? Tooth #18, broken cusp, no decay, no root canal needed.

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
See your Dentist: The design of a crown, the forces it will have to withstand during function, and the crowns esthetics, are all questions that have to be answered after a clinical examination and possibly models/x-rays/etc. Please see your Dentist.

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