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Cavity Under A Crown
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
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
Usually.: If you have noticed a change in a particular tooth, ie you have a "hole" that was not present previously, it is most likely caused by decay of the tooth. See a dentist for diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible to prevent pain and possible loss of the tooth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
It is possible: A little more history about the onset and type of pain you are experiencing is necessary. If the crown has been in place for a long period of time, you could have recurrent decay in the tooth. You could also have a periodontal or gum problem. If the crown is a new crown, it could be related to irritation from the seating of the crown, possibly some residual cement , or your occlusion or bite. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I just had molar flap surgery where a section of tooth root was removed. Will the sewn gum at the gum/tooth junction have a deep sulcus? Worried.
My front tooth undergone a root canal instead of putting a crown after the treatment, my dentist put a permanent filling. Is it the same with crown?
A molar is a larger tooth than a typical lower front tooth. Does a dental implant, abutment and crown cost near the same for both situations?
Yes: In general we pay for the time and expertise of the doctor. Different implant sites have different complexities. For example the time it takes to make sure a front tooth looks good may make it more expensive because of additional bone or gingival grafting necessary. Or if a sinus graft is needed in the back molar area, that may push the cost of a back tooth to be more expensive. $$depends on case. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Can a dentist place a layer of composite resin on top of a porcelin fused to metal crown to level out a patient's bite?
A dental implant healing cap is normally submerged under the gum. Mine shows a very small visible cap above the gum.Is this called a 1 stage implant?
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
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
Would my top front teeth have gum grafting done before composite resin bonding to fill in gaps? Showing tooth roots as an adult.
Will I definitely need a new dental crown after the endodontist does root canal retreatment by drilling thru the center top of the existing crown?
When a permanent tooth is pushing out a baby tooth with a silver crown should I pull the tooth or wait?
Old root canal without crown now has cavity. Should i opt for crown lengthening with filling and crown or pull it and get an implant?
Depends: It does depend on the strength of the tooth. Generally if a tooth has a root canal it had multiple fillings before this possibly a fracture -it is compromised already even after all the time and financial commitments of restoring, the chances of that tooth surviving 3 -5 years is not great. Then you are back to getting an implant. I try not to pay for things twice, but it is a decision between you. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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