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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can x-rays see through a crown?

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Dr. Denny Cho
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Dentistry 20 years experience
It depends...: On what type of crown. If there is a metal base, then no.
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Dr. Eric Eltzroth
25 years experience
Depends: If you mean whether xrays pass through a crown or are blocked, it depends on the type of material the crown is made from. If it is stainless steel, they do pass through. If it is gold, they are often blocked. (show up as white on an xray film).
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