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Crown Vs Filling Root Canal
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
I had a root canal a few weeks ago and am scheduled for my crown or permanent filling tomorrow. I have a flight tomorrow evening. Is this a problem?
Shouldn't Be Problem: Since the root canal treatment removed the nerve & especially infection, there is little left to cause issue. You will probably leave with a temp crown so avoid sticky foods until final crown is delivered (usually 2-3 weeks). Be sure to tell your dentist first though and they might give you Magic Mouthwash to rinse with since the gum can be irritated after the crown prep is complete. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Filling was used to cover up the hole left from the root canal. Is that the normal procedure or should a new crown be placed?
Tooth build up: From your question it seems like you already have a crown and then they had to do a root canal through the crown. In that situation, just filling the hole by doing a build up is enough provided the existing crown is in good shape. However if there is no existing crown on that tooth and the root canal is done , then you need a crown on the tooth for further protection after the root canal ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Thanks for asking!: A fillings most important function is to be leak proof. When the tooth is prepared for a filling not all of the bacteria is removed. Some are still hiding in the tooth structure and will continue to decay the tooth at a slower rate when covered by the filling because there is little to no oral fluids leaking in to feed the bugs. In time the bugs win again and then you get a root canal and crown. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Had root canal done a month ago. Still having pain on one side of tooth. Haven't got permanent filling yet or crown. What could be going on?
See DDS: Go back to the dentist that performed the root canal therapy to make sure that the tooth has not fractured, that additional canals are not evident or that an periodontal or endodontic abscess is evident prior to the fabrication of the crown. If all ok, do not wait to have the permanent restoration to avoid additional problems. If still symptomatic, a consultation with a specialist may be advised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
I recently had a root canal, but am unable to afford the crown. How long do I have until i loose the tooth? My root canal was at the end of feb. I had a temporary filling, but my insurance ran out before i could pay for the crown.
That : That would depend on which tooth it was, the condition of the tooth itself, and your bite. A tooth that is in the front of the mouth that does not contact any teeth when you bite could last many years without a crown. A tooth in the back of the mouth like a molar that you bite against and had a large cavity and/or multiple fillings in it prior to having root can break in a few weeks. You need to see your dentist and talk to him or her about your situation. If the tooth is vulnerable, you may be able to have a temporary crown made to protect the tooth for several months until you can afford the permanent crown. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Crown is better: After a tooth has had a root canal, it loses some of its structural integrity, because the insides of the tooth have been hollowed from the drilling. As a result, the tooth needs to be reinforced to withstand the pressures of biting and chewing. A filling will fill the hole, but only a crown will cover the whole tooth surface, hold all the pieces together, and dramatically increase longevity. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is crown work really necessary? I had to have an anterior root canal redone from 8 years ago. I had an apicoectomy. The dentist pointed out that the original work was only a filling, no crown work was done. Part of my patient plan now includes crown work
Only : Only by clinical exam and an x-ray will you get the true answer to your question. Back teeth in general need some support after root canals to prevent fracture-not so for front teeth unless there are other factors such as appearance or weakened tooth structure. If you're not sure get a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Temp filling after root canal damaged? Have seen dentist. Crown scheduled later this week. Is there a great risk for another infection before?
Probably Not: The purpose of the temporary filling after root canal treatment is to prevent the influx of bacteria from your mouth. If you damaged the temporary but the dentist checked it and did not feel it necessary to immediately replace it you probably didn't cause any damage. Replace the temporary with the crown anytime after the initial inflammation passes but not longer than 30 days. See your DDS. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers