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Will it still hurt when I have to get a crown put on my broken tooth?

Will it still hurt when I have to get a crown put on my broken tooth?

Not likely: Sensitivity is not uncommon after a crown is placed over the broken tooth. If this goes away, 6-8 weeks, then tooth is recovering and getting back to normal. However, the transition from temperature sensitivity to constant pain is a bad sign. There is a chance you are going to need an endodontic treatment. See your dentist for re-evaluation if needed. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Crown (Definition)

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


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For what length of time can I go without a crown on my broken tooth?

For what length of time can I go without a crown on my broken tooth?

Dentist to evaluate: The decision is yours. It is all dependent on where the tooth is located. The teeth in the back, should be addressed ASAP to avoid vertical fracture and possible tooth loss, which can add added aggrevation and monetary outlay. It is also dependent upon how much tooth structure in left in theoriginal preparation or area of decay. Have your dentist evaluate to be sure. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a bonding on a broken tooth over a crown?

Is it possible to get a bonding on a broken tooth over a crown?

Yes but...: I do not see that option being long-lasting. It is very difficult to make durable repairs on a crown. In general remaking the crown is best. ...Read more

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Is a crown or a veneer better for a half broken tooth?

Is a crown or a veneer better for a half broken tooth?

The rule of thumb: Of course porcelain veneers are very durable and can act as a splint for teeth with minor chipping and cracking. However, they cannot be applied when less than 50% of a tooth's natural structure remains. Veneers are not designed to fully restore damaged teeth, crowns are. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use a crown to cover chipped, cracked or broken tooth?

Is it ok to use a crown to cover chipped, cracked or broken tooth?

It is OK: Dental crowns are designed to encase and protect teeth that have been weakened by decay, infection, or serious structural damage. See your dentist for examination, x-ray and crown if needed. ...Read more

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How long can I wait to have a bridge put in after an extracted tooth? I am having a broken tooth extracted next week and plan on adding a bridge. Problem is, my dental insurance doesn't kick in until august 1st so i'd need to pay all out of pocket. Can I

How long can I wait to have a bridge put in after an extracted tooth? I am having a broken tooth extracted next week and plan on adding a bridge. Problem is, my dental insurance doesn't kick in until august 1st so i'd need to pay all out of pocket. Can I

There: There should not be any major treatment problems waiting until august to start the bridge for your missing tooth. The adjacent and opposing teeth will not have time to move into the space left by the extracted tooth and the extraction site will have time to heal. Have you considered an implant?

What may be of concern though is that your new insurance may have a" pre-existing condition" clause that may absolve them from providing reimbursement for procedures done to replace a tooth that had been extracted prior to the insurance policy taking effect. I would check on the terms of the policy. Your dentist may be able to help you in this matter. ...Read more

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I was trying to put the orajel maximum toothache liquid on a broken tooth with a dropper and I accidently swallowed some should I go to the er?

I was trying to put the orajel maximum toothache liquid on a broken tooth with a dropper and I accidently swallowed some should I go to the er?

No: Orajel is not toxic, so you don't need the ER. What you need is a Dentist. Broken teeth do not self heal. If nerve of tooth is exposed, if tooth is fractured or decayed, you are providing a path for bacteria to enter your bloodstream. Please call Dentist NOW. Orajel is a pain killer, it blocks nerve impulses for a short time, but it does not cure infection. ...Read more

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Can a broken tooth grow back?

Can a broken tooth grow back?

No: Unfortunately a broken tooth cannot grow back. However, in many cases a broken tooth is completely repairable, and can be restored to full function. There are a few lucky animals, such as sharks, that can grow new sets of teeth. ...Read more

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Can a badly broken tooth be fixed?

Can a badly broken tooth be fixed?

Maybe or Maybe not: Yes if there is a sutiable foundational structure. No if there is no supportive structure. ...Read more

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What do you do for a broken tooth?

What do you do for a broken tooth?

See a dentist: For evaluation, diagnosis, x-rays and treatment options. If you are in pain from a broken tooth, you may want to take an NSAID or Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC for pain relieve. ...Read more

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Broken tooth, no pain, is this normal?

Broken tooth, no pain, is this normal?

It is possible: Sometimes the broken tooth is painless as the nerve of the tooth might have died or previously had root canal therapy. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to file a broken tooth?

Is it possible for me to file a broken tooth?

Not recommended: Your dentist should be the first person you call if you have any dental emergency. Take care. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what to do about a broken tooth?

Call a dentist: A dentist is trained to evaluate the broken tooth and determine if it is restorable or if it needs to be extracted. ...Read more

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Should a broken tooth always be fixed or is it okay to leave it as is?

Should a broken tooth always be fixed or is it okay to leave it as is?

Please do have this: Tooth evaluated by a dentist to know if repair work is needed. ...Read more

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What am I supposed to do if I have a broken tooth and I have tried everything?

What am I supposed to do if I have a broken tooth and I have tried everything?

Call a dentist asap.: I hope you are not just afraid to see a dentist because despite of the technological advancement in dentistry for a great dental experience, a good number of people are still anxious to seek dental care.
Most of them had painful experience in the past and will only be forced to see a dentist when the condition gets severe.
Please go and see a dentist asap. Save your tooth. ...Read more

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How can I keep my broken tooth attached? How long does it take to get a partial?

How can I keep my broken tooth attached? How long does it take to get a partial?

Depends on the break: If you have a broken piece of tooth that does not hurt, you may eventually have pain and possibly loose the piece altogether. Different types of partials require different amounts of time and appointments to fabricate. Some partials can take from 1-3 days. Some take a few appointments and require about 1-2 weeks to actually fabricate in a lab. ...Read more

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I have a badly broken tooth, it doesn't have an absyss or any pain but I was wondering having half a tooth open could cause any other health problems?

I have a badly broken tooth, it doesn't have an absyss or any pain but I was wondering having half a tooth open could cause any other health problems?

See a dentist: Even though your broken tooth does not hurt it is important to get this treated. You are open to an infection, and this an be serious for the rest of your body. ...Read more

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I have a broken tooth, the nerve is acting strange, what to do?

I have a broken tooth, the nerve is acting strange, what to do?

See your dentist: Teeth are very strong, but a broken tooth is not uncommon. Your dentist can figure out if the break was caused by a cavity, and if the tooth's nerve is in danger. In any case is a treatable condition. Do not procrastinate and call your dentist today! ...Read more

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Broken tooth. What can I expect in terms of treatment?

Broken tooth. What can I expect in terms of treatment?

Depends: Depends on the severity of the fracture. Broken tooth can be repaired with a filling or crown. If the tooth is broken badly it may need to be pulled out. ...Read more

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I have a broken tooth it hurts so bad but it keeps making popping noise?

I have a broken tooth it hurts so bad but it keeps making popping noise?

See a dentist ASAP: A tooth pain won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. Visit a dentist ASAP for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Lumineers can last for over 20 years if placed on front upper little broken tooth?

Lumineers can last for over 20 years if placed on front upper little broken tooth?

Durable Goods: Dental restorations can be expected to last a long time. Will they last 20 years? Possibly. But it is reasonable to expect that they will be replaced sooner than that. Many factors go into the eventual lifespan. ...Read more

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Had an impacted and broken tooth pulled 2 months ago, but still in pain is this normal?

Had an impacted and broken tooth pulled 2 months ago, but still in pain is this normal?

It is not normal: Pain that lasts for up to a week, but is gradually getting better is normal. Pain that starts to get worse or lasts more than 2 weeks is considered abnormal and you may want to see your dentist. Even if you had wisdom teeth removed couple of months ago, there could easily be something else going on at a different part of your mouth/teeth and examination is warranted. ...Read more

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If amoxilicin clears up abscess and there's no pain, does a broken tooth need to be extracted?

If amoxilicin clears up abscess and there's no pain, does a broken tooth need to be extracted?

Depends: You need to see a dentist. If it has a small break, and is restorable, then the dentist will explain your treatment, which includes root canal treatment, buildup and crown. If the breakage is large or the tooth has a significant crack and is not restorable, the tooth will need to be removed. They will also evaluate the bone support for this tooth. ...Read more

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How lumineers provide strength to broken tooth? And also lumineers can cover the back side of broken part?

How lumineers provide strength to broken tooth? And also lumineers can cover the back side of broken part?

Veneer material: Lumineers are mainly used as a no to slight prep veneers material and do not cover much of the back side of the tooth. It can add strength to a broken tooth depending on how much of the tooth is broken. A crown may be indicated if too much of the tooth is broken. ...Read more

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I had a broken tooth pulled that was absecessed an there is a knot right under that where the tooth was what could it be?

I had a broken tooth pulled that was absecessed an there is a knot right under that where the tooth was what could it be?

Painful? Or not: Sorry, no pun intended. If knot is painful, then you might have another abscess (or bit of tooth left behind). If knot is not painful, then more likely residual inflammation or scarring. Best to go back to see your Dentist for evaluation & treatment as appropriate. ...Read more

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In heathtap. Com, I have asked this question many times but didn't get exact answer that ''lumineers can cover the back side of front 20% broken tooth?

In heathtap. Com, I have asked this question many times but didn't get exact answer that ''lumineers can cover the back side of front 20% broken tooth?

We're trying to: While it seems like a simple question, the answer is not so simple. Lumineers are merely a brand name. It's like asking, is a toyota car a good car? Which model & compared to what? The answer is yes! Whether that veneer will look good, hold up over time & not break, and is the right\best choice for you, is a very different question. Internet answers cannot & should not replace office evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a broken tooth after a nerve filling?

I have a broken tooth after a nerve filling?

For a broken tooth:: See your dentist to evaluate the tooth and whether or not it can be fixed and saved (and if so, how). Your own dentist can discuss all of this with you. ...Read more

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What should I do for a broken tooth without seeing a dentist?

What should I do for a broken tooth without seeing a dentist?

Not much: There is nothing that can be done that is effective and has a long term result without seeing a dentist. The broken tooth may become infected and you may want to see a dentist before this occurs. ...Read more

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What natural treatments could help the pain from a broken tooth?

What natural treatments could help the pain from a broken tooth?

Not aware: Some of our medical anesthetics came from natural substances such as curare, cocaine, opium. But I am not aware of anything that you could pick out of the yard that would help your toothache. Several otc preparations are available. ...Read more