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Can You Do A Root Canal Through A Crown
Tooth: Is the tooth in function, meaning does it have a tooth on the bottom to bite against? If so, does your dentist think you will get more than 5 yrs out of RCT and Crown, if not may be better to extract and place an implant, especially as you are a young guy.. ...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
Loose from?: If the crown is loose, intact and no caries, the crown might be able to be re-cemented. If the structure inside the crown is decayed or fractured, at least a new post and crown. If the tooth is unrestorable due to root fracture, periodontal breakdown, untreatable infection, etc. an extraction would be in order. This needs to be evaluated in person by a dentist who can discuss your options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is crowning? Normally those that did root canal treatment did the crowning also. Does it permanently stick to teeth?
Tooth Covering: A crown is a permanent covering that fits over an original tooth that is either decayed, damaged or cracked. Crowns are made of a variety of different materials such as porcelain, gold, acrylic resin or a mix of these materials. Porcelain generally has the most natural appearance, your dentist will decide which material is best to use. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When an endodontist has to do a root canal through a tooth w/ a crown, why would he tell me to get a new crown?
Hole in existing one: When endodontists do a root canal on a tooth with an existing crown they must drill a hole through it. If the crown is porcelain then it is common for the porcelain to crack and break during the procedure and a new crown may be required. If the structural integrity of the crown is unaffected by the root canal then you should be able to have the access cavity to the root canal filled. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 2 more doctor answers
Immediately after i got the crown, my tooth started paining so my dr did root canal through the crown and filled it. Why she did not put a new crown ?
Reasons vary: It is not uncommon that recent root canal therapy remains painful to the tooth. The tooth may need as long as a year to heal from the therapy, so it is common that a dentist simply fills the hole and monitor before placing a new crown. The tissue under the tooth could swell and the crown may need to be reshaped, so a new crown later may not be a bad idea. Ask your dr about your specific situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I did root canal through the gold crown, permenant fillings were done by dr i did not know. Is root canal final sealing same as regular filling?
Possible fracture: In molar and premolar teeth there is about a 30% incidence of tooth fracture over a 5 year period if a crown is not placed (and is simply filled instead). Crowns help prevent tooth fracture by directing the chewing forces down the long axis of the tooth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Explain a bite adjustment of a new crown, as in how's it done? Also, can they do a root canal on a brand new crown? So much pain, yet he wants to wait
Pain after crown: The surface of the crown can be carefully removed with a diamond stone or other material in the area of premature contact. Root Canal Therapy can usually be done through an opening in the crown (new or old) although it can affect the integrity of the crown. Whether to wait, adjust or do RCT is a clinical judgement. Trust your dentist or get a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Shouldn't the dentist replace crowns after root canal as part of procedure? My dentist would not put the crown he removed from my teeth to do a root canal unless i paid $600.00. He said my insurance did not cover it. If that is true, sould he have told me
Confused: A root canal and a crown are 2 separate procedures. And always 2 separate fees. I don't fully understand your question. Did you have an existing crown on the tooth. If so, existing crows sometimes need replacing and always at an additional fee. If you did not have an existing crown and need a crown, then the crown is an additional and separate fee. Have your dentist discuss this w you! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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