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Is A Dental Crown Supposed To Wobble A Little Bit
No: A dental crown is cemented into place with a water resistant cement or water proof 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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
Is it normal for a dentist to put on a temporary crown before a root canal, and afterwards put on a permanent crown?
Yes: This is normal. A tooth requiring both a root canal and crown will often have the temporary crown placed, followed by completion of the root canal. The root canal does not significantly change the shape of the tooth to be crowned, so the permanent crown will still fit very well when it is put on. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I have a tooth with a crown. When I floss vertically I feel that there is a sizeable ledge between the crown and the tooth root. A problem?
Yes: There should be smooth, almost undetectable transition between tooth and crown. This would indicate a problem that needs to be addressed. See you dentist asap before the problem is even greater. It could be a number of things including decay, loose crown, overhang of margin, abrasion of root surface, calculus, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: When a filling does not set properly, is overshaped or undershaped parts of it can flake off. Make sure that the bite is right and if any sensitivity develops see your dentist immediately. ...Read more
Is it called air abrasion when a dentist just wants to lighten front teeth a shade or two since there is a lighter colored crown present?
Is there any reason a dentist would add silver on top of a porcelain crown ? Had a chipped tooth that was built up and crowned - my dentist wants to add silver because the top of the crown is so thin. It seems crazy.
Not the filling, but: The actually filling should not, but sometimes the bonding matrial that is excess does, or a piece that doesn't belong called flash comes off. Check for rough spots, if you don't find one it likely was flash or excess bonding material. Ask dentist if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a best way to keep a crown glued on to a molar? I think my dentist took out too much tooth structure when giving me a crown recently, and as a consequence the crown keeps coming off. Is there some material i can use to make sure it stays on the l
My dentist says my lower gum has a low ridge and it is too hard to make a denture thatbfits. Is this true?
How much tooth has to be left for a filling to work? I have a tooth that almost cracked in half. I'd rather get a filling than a crown, but i'm not sure if there's enough tooth left for a filling to work.
Depends: Whether a filling works and how long it lasts depends on the amount of tooth remaining, which tooth is involved, and how your bite interacts with the filling. Almost any tooth can be restored with a bonded filling, but this may not be viable as a long term solution. Your dentist can give you a better answer based on an examination and x-rays. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Got a temporary crown on a tooth about 4 days ago, it is very sensitive to hot and cold??? And hurts a little when I brush above the crown
Temporary Crowns: It's normal for a tooth to be somewhat sensitive after being drilled on. Temporary crowns do not seal the tooth as well as permanent crowns which may also account for some sensitivity. Best to call your dentist to make sure this is normal for what you had done. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Silver amalgam filling is not bonded to tooth like resin composite. Wanted to know is it normal for amalgam filling moving a little bit on that tooth?
Yes, but not always: Yes, depending on how much tooth structure is missing. If the tooth still has a fair amount of tooth structure left, then you can get away by placing another filling, but if not, then you need a crown. But be aware that even if you place a filling, there might still be a chance that it may fracture and you may need a crown. If finances allows you to get a crown then that would be ideal choice. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
It is not unusual: Pain in teeth is never normal. It is possible that the filling in the tooth is too high and just needs to be adjusted by your dentist. If the filling was really deep there was trauma to the nerve and it is possible the tooth may need a root canal. Go back to your dentist and have him or her evaluate the tooth. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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