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Can A Porcelain Inlay Cause Damage To The Tooth And Crack It
Rereootcanal with temp filling. Can brushing my teeth hard cause damage to the tooth? How suceptible is the tooth to damage?
When is a crown indicated over a veneer?
Does the underlying tooth need to be built up to place the veneer over if a large amount chipped off?
Can an endodontist drill through a permanent dental crown to do a root canal or does the crown have to come off (crown is affixed to bridge)?
Endodontist can: Endodontist can do it and not brake your crown. Endodontists are dentists who specialize in saving teeth, and have at least 2-3 years of advanced training in root canals. They are experts at diagnosing and relieving tooth pain/infection, and use advanced equipment to treat patients efficiently and comfortably. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
It all wrecks things: Tooth decay will damage teeth as they eat away at the structure. Our jobs as dentists is to minimize the damage we cause when we fix the problem. So...The combination of decay and corrective measures does damage a tooth. The hope is to minimize the damage and hope that it stays like that. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can my bridge be damaged if a root treatment is to be performed the dentist wants to drill through the bridge as I have an abcess front teeth?
RCT through bridge: Obviously, drilling a hole through the back of a crown will create a break in the integrity of the restoration. In doing so, there is always a risk of further damage to the porcelain which might necessitate remaking the entire bridge. What your dentist proposes is quite common. If everything goes well, your dentist will permanently seal the hole after the rct is completed. Then remake? ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Maybe: Most often we will replace the tooth. If you see a prosthodontist, they may be able to do this in the office, if they have a matching tooth. Most often it will be sent to the lab for a replacement. Sometimes, we can repair it in the office. See the expert -- the prosthodontist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a porcelain crown and the bottom part is wearing off and the metal cap is becoming exposed. Is this harmful? Also how does the dentist fix that
Crown is not 4 ever: An older crown may eventually show signs that it’s time for a replacement. A damaged crown won’t protect the underlying tooth properly, so if an old crown has suffered damage, it’s time for a replacement. If you don’t replace the defective crown, you might be risking decay and further damage to a natural tooth. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can a tooth broken to the gumline with out
alot of structure left be saved with a root canal and post/core?
Of course: Teeth which are broken off at the gum-line can many times be saved and restored to function and natural appearance. It is also cost effective and less than removing the tooth, placing an implant. Proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for an exam and x-rays. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Chipped a very small piece off the tip of my canine tooth. The dentist said to fix it would be to grind it down even more and cap it. Is this right?
Implant: It sounds like the back tooth is not strong enough to support a bridge. Another alternative for replacing missing teeth is a dental implant. This is like an artificial "tooth root" placed in the jaw and allows the dentist to place a crown or cap onto the implant. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If 4 teeth got light polishing and one of them in the front got a bonding to fix chips can that lead to bite collapse. Clenching throughout, not much
No: The tern bite collapse has a specific meaning and given this information it would not lead to bite collapse. Clenching however can be a result of a disturbed bite. Polishing would not disturb your bite any more than waxing your car would change the way the doors close. A filling can change your bite especially if its high or hitting hard. Ask your dentist to check the bite on the new fillings. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Yes: Cavities have destroyed part of the tooth by definition. Fixing the cavity removes the bad part of the tooth and a little more to ensure you are touching "good" tooth. So you have a hole in the natural tooth that is filled or restored with different materials depending on how big the cavity was. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Large cavity in tooth. Dentist says I need pulp cap and filling. Decay comes close to the nerve but not yet on the it. What is purpose of pulp cap?
How much depth surface is drilled off from an adult's natural front tooth (vs. All of it to gumline for a crown) to accommodate for a dental veneer?
Approx 1 mm: A very small amount of tooth surface is removed. After all, room is needed for the veneer itself, and if too thin, it can be too transparent and fail to change the tooth color. Make the veneers with porcelain that is opaque, and it looks chalky and lifeless. Bucally malpositioned teeth may require more reduction to look aligned with the adjacent teeth. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
How often does it happen that when a tooth is extracted that the bony wall adjacent to the next tooth breaks and must also be extracted, as well?
Was wondering if your gum can become infected because a filling chipped, can it cause a root canal?
By itself, no: You can develop an infection in the gums if food debris is left between the tooth and the gums, allowing bacteria to grow and use the food as a food source. Your gums can also seem infected as a result of an abscess of a tooth that has found a way through the bone and gums and causes swelling at the exit portal.By itself, a chipped tooth wont cause gum infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Once the amalgam has been removed and all caries excavated, a bonded inlay or onlay can be made with minimum additional tooth reduction, unfortunately when there are caries present you may have to remove some healthy tooth as well, your dentist will do his best to keep as much healthy structure as possible. Do not worry too much. Drmokbel@scdentalimplants.Com. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I got a inlay in one of my tooth and it has a slight high bite and there is sensitivity when I chew there. What does the sensitivity mean?
Once you have cracked tooth syndrome, are you going to inevitably get more cracks? I've been told I have cracked tooth syndrome and several small cracks in one of my molars. I'm not sure what causes it, but i'm worried that once it's started i will just w
Cracked : Cracked tooth syndrome (cts) involves a crack in the tooth portion that is above the gum line. 90 % of cts is fixed with a simple crown. It keeps the cracked part of the tooth above the gum line from moving & all the symptoms from being stimulating. The other 10% need root canal as well because the crack has reached the root canal system. If the crack is one of the above (described as favorable) this is a complete cure. If the tooth is cracked further below the gum, involving a fracture (or crack) of the root, the tooth will need to be extracted. Your dentist will know because there will be a space in the attachment of the tooth to the bone, just in the location of the crack. Xray evidences this type of crack, whereas cts is not discernable on xray exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a hairline cracked tooth cause a burning feeling inside of the tooth when bending your head down? The tooth is located in the bottom front.
Not related: A cracked tooth or incomplete tooth fracture is a possible source of intermittent toothache. The pain that has a tingling or burning quality pain still persists when bending your head down, it is possible that the source of your problem is not in your teeth. See a dentist for a differential diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've got to get a root canal cause my tooth is cracked, but i been following up on the internet that a root canal can cause cancer. What do I do?
Junk: You need to be more discerning. The scare over formylcresol is a misapplication of Petri dish junk science. The disinformation artistry and links to big money quackery are obvious. Research piranhas at the NIH get root canals. Go get your tooth fixed and forgive my bluntness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cracked tooth syndrome? At my last visit to the dentist, she told me I have cracked tooth syndrome and have tiny cracks in several of my teeth. I go back in 10 days for this, and i'd like to know what caused it, or if there's anything i can do to stop it.
Some clarification: This comes from weakened tooth structure & excessive biting forces, either independently or in combination. People who suffer from bruxism or bite on hard foods are more prone to developing cracks in their teeth. There is a difference between visible surface cracks & cts! not all surface cracks are of concern or cause pain. Cts typically causes pain on biting, even more on release. Nite guard? ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can tooth decay cause upper chest tightness? i have no pain though coming from the tooth but its been cracked for 3yrs now.
DDS and MD!: See a physician asap regarding your chest tightness and a dentist regarding your cracked tooth. Not seeing both is dangerous! Dental infections can spread throughout the body and even cause death. I would also be concerned that the chest tightness could be a warning sign of something serious. Do you like to play Russian Roulette? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had pneumococcal bacteremia, told likely from sinuses but how do i know if my cracked tooth and build up of plaque wasn't the real cause?
Can a tooth that is cracked and rotten cause a lymph node behind my ear to swell and be a little tender?
What happens when you heat your teeth? Through molding it with heated rubber, can it cause the teeth to crack or melt?
Kill nerve: Severe temperature change, if long enough, can cause the nerve (pulp) in a tooth to die. Normally, if you are molding an otc mouthpiece/mouthguard, the length of time that the temperature is elevated would not possibly cause harm, but i would suggest a custom made mouthpiece from your dentist. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have composite fillings in most of my teeth, including the front. Can I safely use a dental trainer for teeth alignment, or can it cause cracks?
Fillings and...: Generally speaking, if the composite fillings are sound, then Orthodontic movement by any number of methods should not harm them. If they break or come out they were probably in need of replacement or the teeth should have some more permanent or stronger replacement. Having said that the dentist actually treating you is best to make that determination. Discuss with him or her before treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My 2 bottom teeth don't line up with my 2 top teeth & it's causes discomfort when I line them up Discomfort goes away and I always have to crack jaw?
Can cigarettes cause "craze" cracks? Only my bottom 2front teeth have them. I noticed it after using whitening strips am going to lose my front teeth?
Smoking: Heating dryness can make teeth more susceptible to crazing. Nicotine and tars then stain the microscopic fractures (craze lines). I don't have to tell youth smoking will damage your body, you're seeing visual proof that your body is already damaged. Get help quitting smoking, NOW. Then see your Dentist about cosmetic correction. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Im having spasms in my face, i blackout, losebalance and my teeth crack together then i get a migraine.Wat could cause this? I do have a history seizr
Seizure / migraine: You have symptoms that warrant medical evaluation. With a good history and physical examination, and with the aid of tests like electroencephalogram and mri, your physician will be able to establish a diagnosis and correct treatment. I suggests a neurological evaluation as well. This could all be related to your seizure disorder. Migraines can co-exist in seizure disorders as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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