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My dental crown fell out and the rod/post bit broke off the crown, what can I do?

My dental crown fell out and the rod/post bit broke off the crown, what can I do?

See a dentist: See your dentist as to why this happened, if possible he can place a new post and start the process of a new crown fabrication. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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Does it hurt to get a dental crown?

Does it hurt to get a dental crown?

Just the anesthetic: Once you get the anesthetic to numb your tooth and your gums, everything else should be pained free, drilling the tooth can be noisy and annoying but that's all, the impressions to make the mould for the lab are usually done in the same visit, if your dentist uses a cerec machine you can get your crown the same day, or you can get a temporary crown until your next visit. ...Read more

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Which type of dental crown should I get?

Which type of dental crown should I get?

All depends: Depend on your bite and your occlusion and also your dentist level of education. I personally prefer a porcelain crown such zorcania or e max. ...Read more

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Is a dental crown supposed to wobble a little?

Is a dental crown supposed to wobble a little?

No: A dental crown is cemented into place with a water resistant cement or waterproof cement and should not wobble or move. Perhaps your whole tooth is moving. Get checked for periodontal disease, root canal problems, or hyperocclusion. (the crown if left higher than the rest can receive too much pressure and lateral forces causing mobility) ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long should dental crown pain last?

I'm wondering how long should dental crown pain last?

Pain after crown: Sensitivity is not uncommon after a crown is placed. If this goes away, 6-8 weeks, then tooth is recovering and getting back to normal. However, the transition from temperature sensitivity to constant pain is a bad sign. There is a chance you are going to need an endodontic treatment. See your dentist for re-evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do about dental crown breaking?

Can you tell me what to do about dental crown breaking?

Replace it but...: All dental materials will break down over time. Hell, your natural teeth breakdown without a dentist intervening! Have your dentist try to ascertain the cause of your crown's fracture. Was the underlying tooth not reduced enough for the crowns porcelain? Does your bite need adjusting? Maybe an all metal crown or a strong all zirconium is called for? Don't repeat the issue that caused it. ...Read more

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Could a dental crown cause the root underneath it to die?

Could a dental crown cause the root underneath it to die?

Crown=restoration: A crown restores a tooth. It is restored from it's broken, decayed or damaged condition. Anytime a tooth is damaged it can start a process (pulpitis), that could eventually cause the nerve to die and require a root canal treatment. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long should a permanent dental crown hurt?

Pain after crown: Sensitivity is not uncommon after a crown is placed. If this goes away, 6-8 weeks, then tooth is recovering and getting back to normal. However, the transition from temperature sensitivity to constant pain is a bad sign. There is a chance you are going to need an endodontic treatment. See your dentist for re-evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are other options to a dental crown after one falls off?

What are other options to a dental crown after one falls off?

Depends: On if the tooth is restorable. Only a dentist can tell you. If the tooth is ok you can have the crown recemenetd with a modern cement. ...Read more

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What's a good way to address an improperly placed dental crown?

What's a good way to address an improperly placed dental crown?

Consult your dentist: There is a warranty with every crown by doctor and lab. However, the warranty only covers a crown if patient is compliant with hygiene and preventive care. ...Read more

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Which is the most durable and most expensive dental crown brand?

Which is the most durable and most expensive dental crown brand?

Least important : All metal crowns are indestructible (although you can get decay around any type of crown). Gold crowns are generally the most costly as compared to other metal crowns and crowns made from other materials. However, there are two important things to consider. First it's the expertise of the dentist that is key and secondly, different dentists have different fees based upon skill, costs & expertise! ...Read more

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What is the most quality dental crown and of which company/ brand?

What is the most quality dental crown and of which company/ brand?

Depends: Crowns are fabricated of different materials by different laboratories or in house Cerec devices. Popular today are tooth colored zirconia crowns which are as strong as metal and tooth colored to boot ...Read more

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What do you do with your temporary dental crown when it falls out?

What do you do with your temporary dental crown when it falls out?

Don't loose it!: Take it back to your dentist to have it re-temporary cemented. If this is not possible, most drug stores have a temporary dental cement you can use. Dry both the inside of the temporary crow, and your tooth and push the crown back on in the correct orientation. ...Read more

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What is the difference between getting a dental crown and an 'enhanced' dental crown?

What is the difference between getting a dental crown and an 'enhanced' dental crown?

Enhanced crown?: Your question cannot be answered because there is not an enhanced crown established in dentistry. This couldbe an insurance or a marketing term so ask your dentist to explain this. ...Read more

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I ordered a dental crown and it's been over a month. Should I have been given a temporary crown?

I ordered a dental crown and it's been over a month. Should I have been given a temporary crown?

Definitely, yes: The temporary crown after crown preparation is very important because your dentist has removed of tooth structure from the prepared tooth. The temporary crown acts as a protective barrier, keeping the prepared tooth safe and in its place. ...Read more

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Hate my dental crown. Is there a way to fix this?

Yes: Crowns must be functional and esthetic. It is a function of properly preparing the underlying tooth, and creating contours, shapes, and color compatible with your mouth. Proper materials for your situation are also important.
Discuss your concern w your dentist. ...Read more

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What can result from biting on a temporary dental crown?

Fracture of the temp: If the bite is okay there is no issue bite with temporary crown. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent food from getting stuck in my dental crown?

Is there a way to prevent food from getting stuck in my dental crown?

Yes: Need to check with your dentist
food should not be stuck unless you have a gap or deep fossa
have your teeth been moving or you just had a crown replaced. ...Read more

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Is it normal for me to be having pain below dental crown while chewing?

Is it normal for me to be having pain below dental crown while chewing?

See your dentist: No, it is not normal. You should call your dentist to have the crown evaluated and checked. ...Read more

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Can you feel a dental crown on your tooth when you have it on your tooth?

Can you feel a dental crown on your tooth when you have it on your tooth?

Dental crown: You can tell the material is different that your tooth but when the crown is done, it should be smooth and should not bother your tongue. As for the bite, if it is adjusted correctly, you won't notice any difference between the crown and your other teeth. ...Read more

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Can a dental crown last the rest of your life if you take good care if it?

Can a dental crown last the rest of your life if you take good care if it?

See DDS regularly: Insurance companies generally will pay for a replacement after five to seven years. The duration of a crown is dependent on factors, such as oral hygiene, care, recession. It is important to see your dentist on prescribed intervals to curtail any issues that may arise, such as decay, periodontal disease and fracture. ...Read more

Dr. M Jones Dr. Jones
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What are the benefits (and not) of having a zirconium dental crown as compared to a high noble porcelin fused to metal crown?

Dr. M Jones Dr. Jones
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What are the benefits (and not) of having a zirconium dental crown as compared to a high noble porcelin fused to metal crown?

3 Main Advantages: Strength, Aesthetics and Retention of the existing tooth. These are strong crowns have an attractive translucent color which blends in well with the other teeth. Minimal preparation is required which means more of the original tooth is preserved. Porcelain to High Noble Metal is also strong when the tooth is reduced enough (more than zirconia). ...Read more

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What is meant by ''wear of the opposing teeth''? I have heard these words in topics relating to dental crown.

Abrasion: In relation to crowns, especially ceramic ones, the teeth these crowns bite and rub against can be worn by the hatrdness and texture of the porcelain.
That is "wear of the opposing teeth.". ...Read more

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Can you have MRI with temporary dental crown?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Can you have MRI with temporary dental crown?

Definitely, yes: Dental caps, temporary crowns, pins, permanent wires, braces etc. can be scanned with no problem or restriction. ...Read more

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When is a dental crown indicated over a veneer?

When is a dental crown indicated over a veneer?

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 more

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Can a dental crown cause tinnitus equilibrium issues?

No: The dental crown will have no direct effect on your tinnitus equilibrium issue. The material composing the various crowns are safe for use in the body. If you had any TMJ and/or ear problems, the scheduled appointment time for the crown procedure may aggravate your situation. Prolonged opening of mouth and manipulation of tissues can be a strain on your muscles and jaw. Talk to your dentist. ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a dental crown fall off while riding a roller coaster?

Crown retention: Crowns will not fall off due to riding a roller coaster unless they would fall off walking, talking or eating normally. The forces of a roller coaster are not great enough to cause a permanently cemented crown to come loose. ...Read more

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What should you do if you can't afford the price of a dental crown after root canal in the us?

Get a filling!: Get a core build up done first, and then plan to have the crown done in a few months or a year. The rct needs to be sealed within a month after it is completed. The crown is needed in order to provide coverage and protect the tooth from potentially fracturing. ...Read more