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Can A Tooth Decay Under A Crown
Yes: You can get decay under your crown and the crown may need to be replaced. Because you have had a root canal you would not have pain or sensitivity if there is decay in the crowned tooth so make sure you have regular dental care so any problem can be detected early and be fixable so you do not loose your tooth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The crown of a tooth is that part of the tooth on top of the root. The crown of the tooth is the part that is visible in the mouth. A crown restoration is a procedure that restores the crown of a tooth that is damaged by fracture or extensive decay by cementing a replica of the crown over a prepared tooth, and is one of the most common ...Read more
It depends: Depending on the material used to make the initial crown, it can be successful if it is an all ceramic crown and relatively new.I've done it after a patient refused to have me remove their chipped all ceramic crown. They understood there was no guarantee but 8+ years later it still looks great. So, yes, it is possible but the dentist has to understand the limitations. A new crown is best. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Yes: If the porcelain on the old crown (cap) is chipped assuming there is no recurrent decay, the porcelain can be prepared, an impression is taken, the veneer is fabricated and bonded to the old crown. However, if there is a metal substructure of the old crown it should not be exposed. The best bonding will occur between two porcelain surfaces. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Enamel growing: No. Enamel is usually done its formation in a tooth when the tooth erupts through the gums into the mouth. There are experiments going on now with stem cells to grow enamel and natural teeth, however, no enamel growth is taking place under a cap, if it did it would push the cap off. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple things: depending on multiple things would indicate a crown over a veneer 1) amount of natural tooth structure (size of needed or existing filling) 2) bite/occlusion issues (grinders/clenchers) I am generally a very conservative dentist but based on the above there are times that a crown is much more indicated for the patient ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can a periodontist bone graft to stabilize a tooth that has a deep sulcus without always extracting teeth?
Absolutely: The crown, although covering the tooth, has a tiny margin (gap) where it meets the natural part of your tooth. If this area isn't brushed or flossed, tiny bacteria can enter under this tiny gap and cause the tooth underneath to decay. Simply having a crown on a tooth does not mean you don't have to have good brushing and maintenance. Keep smiling! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Poorly: A filling by definition is a "contained" material. It fills a hole. Replacing enamel on chipped edges places bonded composite at risk of separation when brought into function. Biting a sandwich likely will break it off. Bonding composite is a temporary solution. Longevity is important. Small chips respond best to tooth contouring. Large chips to veneering with porcelain. Crown fractures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depth, type: Typically a sealant preparation does not penetrate the enamel. The sealant is usually a flowable resin, suited to flow in the nooks/crannies of the tooth, but not intended for heavy chewing and wear, or to strengthen/bond tooth surfaces together. A filling typically penetrates the enamel removing decay, often bonds portions of the tooth together, restores missing tooth and uses stronger resin. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Not a common area for a graft, but it is possible. First find out why the tissue has receeded and address that problem first. See a prosthodontist for this. See the periodontist for the evaluation for the graft. Typically, they will work as a team. Many good ones in n.J. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
When a permanent tooth is pushing out a baby tooth with a silver crown should I pull the tooth or wait?
Not uncommon: A tooth restored with amalgam filling does not reinforce your teeth and it is common to see cracks and ultimately fractures of your teeth caused by the way the tooth is wedged with a metal filling between its cusp tips. Like any other filling, amalgam should be replaced with crown when cracks exist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a dentist pull and fill a tooth at a visit it is a back molar (upper) and front tooth (upper)?
Probably not: If your tooth is broken, it needs to be restored, not patched back together with the broken piece. Unless of course you are referring to a chipped front tooth with no cavities... In many instances, the chipped piece can be bonded back on and the results are superb. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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