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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
I had root canal treatment to one of my teeth and the dentist place a temporary filling. However I saw that the teeth cracked. Is it possible to save?
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
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