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Do You Need A Crown After A 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
Restoration after root canal: do I need a crown if most of the tooth structure is left (i want to preserve natural tooth as much as possible)
I had a root canal at a dental school and they said that i would need a crown within three weeks. The place , updated_at = now() where i went tosaid that they want to wait two months. Who is right?
Who is right: Both are right... You need a crown. The private office is being cautious and wants to wait to make sure the root canal therapy does not give you problems. The dental school is being cautious and doesn't want the tooth to crack. I would have the current office file the tooth down a bit to take any pressure off of it. Give it a while to make sure the root canal does not have any problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
About to get a root canal tooth (#25) while on braces
-is it practical?
-will i need a crown?
-was quoted $600..Reasonable?
Yes and possibly: It is not a problem with braces on. And if you need one based on proper diagnosis it is very practical. A crown is needed only if the tooth has large or multiple fillings. If possible , if a crown is determined necessary by your dentist, see if it can wait until ortho is complete. Fees are locale and dr. Specific. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If my endodontist said my front tooth has healed pretty good since the day i had my root canal done what does that mean?Do i still need a crown?
Possibly: The endo may be referring to the healing of the bone near the tip of the root of this tooth. The bone may be getting dense meaning the lesion in bone filling in. This may be seen on x-ray. Sometimes other complications can not allow area to heal like a cyst. Further tx would be needed. If area us healing and you are not feeling any symptoms like pain, endo was successful. Crown may be needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Usually best to straighten teeth before doing final restorations, but if crown of tooth compromised it may be best to place temporary crown now, permanent crown after teeth straightened. Restorative Dentist and Prthodontic Specialist should consult before Rx begins. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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