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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Crown (Overview)

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 procedures done in dentistry.


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What could cause an alignment problem after crowning?

Size: Crowns are made for the most part in freehand, so during the cementation process, adjustments are normal. Additionally the marking paper is not necessarily more accurate than what you feel. I suggest you tell your dentist your concerns and maybe more adjustment is needed on your crown. It's common for a crown to need an additional adjustment after cementation. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
6 Doctors shared insights

Crown (Overview)

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 procedures done in dentistry.


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How long does he have to wait before he can eat again after a crowning?

How long does he have to wait before he can eat again after a crowning?

Eating after a Crown: I advise all of my patients to wait until the effects of the anesthesia have worn off before eating. Typically, this takes about an hour after the dental appointment. ...Read more

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Is crowning short molars risky?

Depends: This is a clinical decision made by your dentist, following some guidelines that your dentist is familiar with. ...Read more

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Is crowning thought of as the most painful part of birth?

Is crowning thought of as the most painful part of birth?

NO!: You are administered a little anesthesia. The tooth should not be sensitive when the crown is being cemented. ...Read more

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How is crowning done on a tooth?

How is crowning done on a tooth?

See below: A compromised tooth (fracture, failing old filling) may need to be covered and protected by a crown. First, there must be enuf healthy tooth as a foundation. It may be necessary to do a "core buildup". Then the tooth is reduced in all dimensions (ground down if you must), a mold (impression) is taken, and then a crown is custom fabricated to recreate the tooth that was once there. ...Read more

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Why do teeth need crowning?

Why do teeth need crowning?

Strength mostly: Most of the time a tooth will need a crown to add strength to the existing structure. If a tooth is broken down, has decay, is too weak for a filling, then the crown would be made. Crowns can be made to increase function if teeth are not the proper size and shape. Crowns can also be done for cosmetic reasons if the patient does not like the look of their own tooth. ...Read more

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Is there pain relief for crowning in birth?

Is there pain relief for crowning in birth?

Sure: Delivery is the ultimate pain relief but prior to delivery, an epidural is useful for pain relief. If labor is too quick and/or an epidural is not available; a pudendal block (injection) can be placed by your OB and this helps tremendously, especially with first time moms who are experiencing lots of pain. Discuss your options with your OB before labor. Take care. ...Read more

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Willthe procedure for dental crowning hurts?

Willthe procedure for dental crowning hurts?

Should not: You will have local anesthesia and there should be no pain. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What will I need to avoid after a tooth crowning?

What will I need to avoid after a tooth crowning?

Dental crowns: Follow a good oral hygiene at home. It should include adequate brushing and flossing. See your dentist on a regular basis for check up and "cleaning". Keep the plaque off your teeth. It's best to be proactive. ...Read more

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I am 21 and having a natural home birth. What does crowning feel like?

I am 21 and having a natural home birth. What does crowning feel like?

Ouch: Speaking from personal experience, I would say there is great pressure, and pain. There may be some tearing of the tissues. It is not comfortable. I also want to add, you are about to meet the love of your life! Good luck. ...Read more

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How can you repair teeth crowning?

How can you repair teeth crowning?

Depends: Do you mean repairing a tooth with a crown or repairing a tooth with a crown already on the tooth? Repairing a tooth with a crown on is often possibly by putting a small filling at the edge of the crown where there is decay. If you mean repairing a tooth by placing a crown, then it is an entirely different procedure. After preparing the tooth, a dental lab makes the crown & the dentist cements it. ...Read more

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Dental post can be used to support tooth before crowning. How does it work?

Dental post can be used to support tooth before crowning. How does it work?

Builds it up: A tooth that has had a root canal and is lacking in adequate tooth structure above the gumline can have a post to create enough for a crown to hold onto. ...Read more

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My 3yrs old daughter fixing to have crowning for her cavities. My question is: would the crowning bother her and preventing her normal eating?

My 3yrs old daughter fixing to have crowning for her cavities. My question is: would the crowning bother her and preventing her normal eating?

No: The large cavities that she has now will bother her and prevent her from eating. Restoring this badly decayed teeth with crowns will help solve this problem and make it so she is comfortable and can eat better. To prevent future cavities you need to brush her teeth twice daily and make sure she eats healthy foods (no fruit roll ups, soda, etc.). ...Read more

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What is the solution for composite restoration overhanged proximally in rct tooth? Do I have to remove old one and replace it or crowning the tooth?

What is the solution for composite restoration overhanged proximally in rct tooth? Do I have to remove old one and replace it or crowning the tooth?

Depends: It really depends on the condition of the tooth, is it otherwise healthy with intact walls?
If so then have the filling replaced so you floss there without a problem.
If the tooth is heavenly restored with large or multiple filling then crowning the tooth would be best. ...Read more

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I have little white bumps around the crowning of my penis?

I have little white bumps around the crowning of my penis?

Penis lesions: This should be evaluated by your medical doctor while the lesions (bumps) are still present. He will rule out any pathology and advise you if it can be transferred to someone. It may be bacterial or viral in nature. A medication may be given to you. You should take great care in having any sex until you get this diagnosed. Please get this checked as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Crowning during delivery. Should I ask for them to call my ob then?

Crowning during delivery. Should I ask for them to call my ob then?

Call OB earlier: Unless you want to have your child without your OB present, he/she should be called long before the baby is crowning. ...Read more

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How far is it possible for you drill a tooth down without crowning it?

How far is it possible for you drill a tooth down without crowning it?

Why Is it Drilled: It depends why the tooth is being drilled. If the bite is off, an adjustment of the tooth usually takes off a small fraction of a millimeter of the enamel outer coating. Small areas of decay can be drilled out & a simple filling placed. When decay is deep, the tooth is fracture or more and 1/2 to 2/3 of the tooth needs restoring then a crown is needed. ...Read more

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Does teeth crowning require anesthesia?

Does teeth crowning require anesthesia?

Just local: No need for anything more. I find that giving only what is needed and thereby decreasing risk by not adding more drugs is the safest way to practice. ...Read more

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Loose tooth post-root canal & crowning, how can this be remedied?

Loose tooth post-root canal & crowning, how can this be remedied?

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 more

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Is dental composite laminate better than crowning in case of lateral microdontia and slight gap (1.5mm) in the upper front incisors?

Is dental composite laminate better than crowning in case of lateral microdontia and slight gap (1.5mm) in the upper front incisors?

Possibly: It is possible to reshape a peg lateral (microdontia) using a porcelain laminate veneer which preserves more of the tooths enamel and is more conservative then preparation for a crown. best to have a dentist evaluate it and see which in your case would be the best treatment option ...Read more

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I fell down 6 stairs, on my bottom, one week after I delivered my 2nd child. She broke my tailbone crowning. Could subsequent pregnancies hurt more?

I fell down 6 stairs, on my bottom, one week after I delivered my 2nd child. She broke my tailbone crowning. Could subsequent pregnancies hurt more?

Unclear: From your story, it is unclear whether the injury was during delivery or from the fall a week later. I suggest you talk to your obstetrician about potential problems with future pregnancies. You could also see a spinal specialist. ...Read more

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What are the cons of extraction of last upper molar compared with root canal and crowning crown?

What are the cons of extraction of last upper molar compared with root canal and crowning 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 more

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I recently gave birth 7 weeks and now I have a cystocele. Does this go away? I was left for about 1.5 hrs with baby's head crowning was this a cause?

I recently gave birth 7 weeks and now I have a cystocele. Does this go away? I was left for about 1.5 hrs with baby's head crowning was this a cause?

Cystocoele: IF you do kegel exercises (squeezing to stop flow of urine or preventing passing gas), it may well get better. However, with time and more children it will likely get worse. Do your kegels and have your OB reevaluate it in 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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Could my dentist put me to sleep for having crownings on both front top and bottom teeth?

Could my dentist put me to sleep for having crownings on both front top and bottom teeth?

Sleep dentistry: Yes, however he needs to be licensed to be able to use sedation in the office.

It does add significantly to the cost of the care. ...Read more

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Extreme pressure after intercourse. Feels like a baby crowning in labor only subsides when I lay down?

Extreme pressure after intercourse. Feels like a baby crowning in labor only subsides when I lay down?

Pelvic problem?: This symptom makes me concerned about some sort of internal problem in your pelvis or lower abdomen. Even more concerning if any internal pain during sex, fever, or any vaginal discharge. If a new problem, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID, tubal infection) is a concern if at risk for STD, e.g. new or possibly unsafe partner. Several other possibilities as well. See your doctor soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is actually happening when my lower abdomen has movements like the baby is crowning down there? Should I be woried?

What is actually happening when my lower abdomen has movements like the baby is crowning down there? Should I be woried?

Gas?: You may be having gas pains. If you are a woman, you might be ectopically pregnant. I would seek medical attention soon. ...Read more

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While in labor my child was crowning and the nurse held my leg shut cause my doctor wasn't there. Now she has lot of health problems could this be why?

While in labor my child was crowning and the nurse held my leg shut cause my doctor wasn't there. Now she has lot of health problems could this be why?

Maybe, maybe not: "health problems" is I bit too broad to be specific. If the infant is still attached to a well functioning cord & placenta, the time in the birth canal, though stressful, does not necessarily lead to health problems. If the cord or placenta were not functioning well, it should have shown up durin monitoring & lead to c secton. ...Read more

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What is crowning? Normally those that did root canal treatment did the crowning also. Does it permanently stick to teeth?

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 more

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I have severe crowning in my teeth and one of my teeth is pushed up toward the top of my mouth. Could invisalign treat that?

I have severe crowning in my teeth and one of my teeth is pushed up toward the top of my mouth. Could invisalign treat that?

Probably not: Invisalign is recommended for mild to moderate crowding. To find out if your crowding is too severe you should be examined by a dentist that is an expert at treating patients with Invisalign. ...Read more