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What happens at your tooth when a dentist puts a post and crown on your tooth?

What happens at your tooth when a dentist puts a post and crown on your tooth?

Several things : A post is a fiber or metal "post" or "rod" that is placed into the canal or root of a tooth after a root canal. This post allows the dentist to build a broken-down tooth back up so that a crown can be placed. A crown is a porcelain, metal, or other dental material prosthesis that is placed over the top of a tooth to provide strength and save the tooth. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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Could my dentist put me to sleep for having crownings on both front top and bottom teeth?

Could my dentist put me to sleep for having crownings on both front top and bottom teeth?

Sleep dentistry: Yes, however he needs to be licensed to be able to use sedation in the office. It does add significantly to the cost of the care. ...Read more

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I'm getting a root canal in the morning, will my dentist put a crown on top? As my tooth is discoloured.

I'm getting a root canal in the morning, will my dentist put a crown on top? As my tooth is discoloured.

Yes: after the root canal treatment is finished, it is recommended that a buil up and a crown be placed on the treated tooth. This is not necessarily done at the same appointment. ...Read more

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Hi my dentist put crown on tooth but when i eat every time the edge of gum of the new crown hurts little bit even if i touch it what' is that ?

Hi my dentist put crown on tooth but when i eat  every time the edge of gum of the new crown hurts little bit even if i touch it what' is that ?

Gums?: If it is your gums that hurt every time, i would check and make sure there was no permanent cement that was accidentally left behind. This would be one of the easiest things to fix. I am sure your dentist would want to know what is going on and would be more than happy to make it feel good. ...Read more

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Dentist didn't put a temp crown on said just don't eat on that side and gums still hurt but there healing is that safe? Tooth be here in 10 days

Dentist didn't put a temp crown on said just don't eat on that side and gums still hurt but there healing is that safe? Tooth be here in 10 days

Not the standard: Temp crowns help prevent tooth shifting, promote gum health, protect the tooth, help maintain function, and reduce sensitivity. ...Read more

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Hello what is the radiograph ? I have new crown on tooth when i eat gum line of the crown little hurts maybe dentist didn't put crown well ?

Return to dentist: A radiograph is an x ray if the margin of the crown is touching your gum it can irritate the gums and cause discomfort and possibly swelling go back to your dentist so the problem can be eliminated. ...Read more

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I had a new crown put on a tooth in the back of my mouth. Will the dentist remove this crown and pull the tooth?

I had a new crown put on a tooth in the back of my mouth. Will the dentist remove this crown and pull the tooth?

NOT necessary: If the tooth is not hurting or infected then he/she will not pull your tooth. Should the tooth need to be removed for whatever reason it can usually be taken out without removing the crown first. ...Read more

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Worried about crown cemented in with duralon. Dentist says he cemented crown in permanently but still can be removed. I recently had a crown put on my upper molar because the tooth was cracked. Trouble is the tooth hurt even worse when i bit on it with th

Worried about crown cemented in with duralon. Dentist says he cemented crown in permanently but still can be removed. I recently had a crown put on my upper molar because the tooth was cracked. Trouble is the tooth hurt even worse when i bit on it with th

Bite: Duralon was and is said to be a permanent cement. I have found that after about 13 years, the cement loiosens and recementation is needed. I think your pain problem may be related to your bite. If the tooth was alive and asymptonatic before cementation, and it hurts now, it is frequently a bite problem. Duralon expands a little when it sets. ...Read more

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