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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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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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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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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?

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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Why do I need a root canal if having a crown replaced?

Pulp issue: By the time a crown is needed, a tooth has sustained a lot of damage...Either from, cavities/fillings, broken/chipped, grinding/clenching, to name a few. Rct is typically done before crowning these types of damaged teeth to prevent an abcess forming after the crown is placed. If a rct has been done already, then crowning is recommended to strengthen the tooth/enamel structure. ...Read more

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How painful is a root canal followed by a post and crown?

How painful is a root canal followed by a post and crown?

No pain: If you are given the proper amount of local anesthetic, you should have no pain or discomfort while having the root canal. You should also have no discomfort having a post and the crown. ...Read more

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Is it okay if I get my crown 2 months after my root canal?

Not uncommon: However, if you need a crown, you should get a temporary crown or filling ASAP. ...Read more

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I've to get a root canal and a crown, how bad will it hurt?

I've to get a root canal and a crown, how bad will it hurt?

No: It shouldn't hurt at all. You will be given a local anesthetic and as long as there's no large infection in the area of the injection, the anesthetic should block all of the sensations from the tooth reaching your brain. If you do feel some discomfort, tell the dentist and he will definitely give you more anesthetic. ...Read more

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Help please? How long does a crown last after a root canal?

Average 5-10 years: There are multiple factors that determine how long a crown lasts. These factors include: the patient's oral health maintenance, diet, clenching or grinding, and how much of the original tooth was left to restore. ...Read more

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