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Doctor insights on: Crown Lengthening Vs Root Canal

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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Had root canal and crown done last night, with crown lengthening and final impr. For crown. Read online i'm supposed to wait 4 weeks for impr. Did the dr. Really do the lengthening? I've had no pain.

Had root canal and crown done last night, with crown lengthening and final impr. For crown. Read online i'm supposed to wait 4 weeks for impr.  Did the dr. Really do the lengthening? I've had no pain.

Standard of care: The soc is to wait 6 weeks for the gum tissue to heal and mature if it is a back tooth, longer 2-6 months if it is a front tooth. This is most predictable. However if the preparation margin is within the biologic width parameters it is theoretically possible to do it all at once. He question is " why the rush? If it is a real time issue and at your request, i understand. If not, then why? ...Read more

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Should i get a root canal with crown lengthening and a crown, or just extract the molar? Which one is faster?

Should i get a root canal with crown lengthening and a crown, or just extract the molar? Which one is faster?

Crown or implant: I like to save a tooth if possible. An implant is the rolls royce of treatment if you can afford it, and doesn't require removal of bone. A crown lengthening usually requires bone removal. Cost is usually about the same for the root canal, crown lenth, post, and crown , as an implant after all is said and done. Crown length, requires at least 6 weeks healing, an implant can take 6 months to a yr. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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So i saw a dentist today and they said i'd need two root canals with possible crown lengthening.. Is this expensive?

So i saw a dentist today and they said i'd need two root canals with possible crown lengthening.. Is this expensive?

Relative: Expense is relative. Depends on a person's priorities. Fees differ so it is best to simply ask your provider about expense. Your other choice would be extraction and missing teeth can affect your overall health. Best to keep your natural teeth if possible. Next best solution is to replace missing teeth. ...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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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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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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Which is more expensive, root canal or crown?

Which is more expensive, root canal or crown?

$ RCT vs Crown $ ?: That depends upon which tooth, the type of crown and the particular office. Why do you ask? It's not usual for there to be a choice between the two to solve a particular problem. I suggest you: 1. Find a dentist whom you trust. Then, 2. Discuss your treatment options and not only what you should do, but what happens if you don't. Finally, think long term and not just initial costs. Think wisely. ...Read more

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Had a root canal and crown, still in pain, help?

Had a root canal and crown, still in pain, help?

See your dentist: Your crown could be hitting heavy and causing pain. Your root canal could be failing. The tooth could be cracked. Starting with an evaluation by a dentist is your best option. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if i get a root canal but no crown?

Could you tell me what happens if i get a root canal but no crown?

More danger: Of the tooth breaking. Root canal teeth are generally more fragile & prone to fracture. Also they are more likely to decay without you knowing about it. Not all rct teeth require crowns, although it is advisable in the majority of cases. If a tooth fractures, sometimes it can still be repaired. Occasionally it's too late then, & requires an extraction. Discuss your options\ risks with your own dds. ...Read more

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How long does a temporary crown last after a root canal?

How long does a temporary crown last after a root canal?

Not very long: It is very important to get the permanent crown on a root canal treated tooth as soon as you can. These teeth are very susceptible to breaking down and need the coverage to provide strength. You don't want your investment of time and money in the root canal to be wasted. ...Read more

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How long after root canal will i be able to get a crown?

How long after root canal will i be able to get a crown?

Immediatelyl: Generally, if everything went well with the root canal therapy it would be a good idea to start immediately with the fabrication of a crown. Only when the prognosis might be guarded due to a number of reasons, would it be wise to make sure the rct is successful prior to making a crown for the tooth (just in case the rct fails). Discuss this with your own dentist. ...Read more

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How long after a root canal should I get a crown put in?

How long after a root canal should I get a crown put in?

Within 4 weeks: After root canal therapy the tooth is weaker an can fracture. A post and core may be indicated to build up the tooth but a crown will make the tooth stronger under full function. This all should be completed within 4 weeks post root canal therapy. ...Read more

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What is worse, a crown, root canal procedure, or extraction?

What is worse, a crown, root canal procedure, or extraction?

Depends: If the tooth has healthy roots and surrounding periodontal tissues then a root canal treatment and a crown would be the treatment of choice. But if the tooth is infected and might have a poor prognosis , then extraction would probably be the best treatment . Your dentist would be able to give you the right advise after examination. ...Read more

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I have severe pain after root canal/crown, how normal is this?

Re-evaluate: Both root canal treatment and crown preparation are surgical procedures. Healing interval required. If pain not diminishing after 48 hours return to Dentist for reevaluation. May be anything from a crown that needs a minuscule occlusal adjustment, to a root canal that requires revision by an Endodontist. Don't hesitate to call your Dentist. ...Read more

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Is it okay to wait for 3 months to get a crown after root canal?

Is it okay to wait for 3 months to get a crown after root canal?

Many factors: A great deal depends on the tooth itself, how it was left, and several other factors. The principal problem is the other teeth around and opposing the root canal tooth. They may shift into the space left by the loss of tooth structure. If it is a front tooth or if the tooth is largely intact, and there is a long term (hard) temporary, you should be OK. If not get a temporary crown. ...Read more

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How long after root canal can you go before getting crown placed?

How long after root canal can you go before getting crown placed?

Run and get a crown!: The longer you wait, the greater the chance your tooth will become reinfected. Bacteria from your saliva will leak into the root canal space and cause the root canal to fail. You will loose your tooth or have to re treat the root canal and pay for it all over again! just because it doen't hurt does not mean you can ignore it. It is top priority if you want to save the tooth. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I had a root canal and crown then it got infected?

Re-treatment: About 5% of the time, a root canal will become re-infected or fail. Even if a root canal treatment fails, there are few options available: root canal re-treatment or apicoectomy (root surgery). Your dentist may elect to send you to a root canal specialist for re-treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which is worse in terms of pain, a crown, root canal procedure, or extraction?

Still can vary...: Although any of these can vary, most likely, the extraction would be worst. However, with that said, even that pain could be mild and perhaps last only for a few days. There are many variables, many other details that may make the answer differ. When managed properly any of these can be very tolerable if one is open to cooperating with the circumstances and is willing to work with it..... ...Read more

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