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What happens if a tooth decays inside the artificial crown with time?

What happens if a tooth decays inside the artificial crown with time?

Maybe tooth loss: When a crown falls off, if it is decayed under it, the decay must be removed. The crown can sometimes be put back in, other times a new one must be made. Sometimes the tooth must be removed. Replacement with an implant supported crown is recommended. This happens less often with new all ceramic crowns, since xrays pass through newer crowns. You cannot see decay under crowns with metal. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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Can a root canalled tooth with a crown get decayed?

Can a root canalled  tooth with a crown get decayed?

Yes: You can get decay under your crown and the crown may need to be replaced. Because you have had a root canal you would not have pain or sensitivity if there is decay in the crowned tooth so make sure you have regular dental care so any problem can be detected early and be fixable so you do not loose your tooth. ...Read more

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If it was toothache from a decaying tooth, surely the pain would be constant all the time right?

If it was toothache from a decaying tooth, surely the pain would be constant all the time right?

Typical Progression: Early decay progresses though the tooth. Initially there is no pain. As the decay increases in size, the tooth becomes sensitive to cold & sweets. When the decay approaches the nerve, the nerve becomes inflamed & sensitivity to heat usually indicating irreversible damage requiring RCT. However there are no rules! Some patients only experience pain late in the game, others very sensitive early on. ...Read more

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I have a decayed tooth. how much tooth structure is needed for a crown only and how much warrants a post and core?

I have a decayed tooth. how much tooth structure is needed for a crown only and how much warrants a post and core?

Broken down tooth: There are no absolute values do determine if a crown or filling is needed. If the decay is very deep, then root canal therapy is needed in order to place the post. If you are unsure of the diagnosis, get a second opinion. ...Read more

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I am going to replace my crown. I want to know that my tooth structure will again be removed in replacing crown if there is no decay under the crown?

I am going to replace my crown. I want to know that my tooth structure will again be removed in replacing crown if there is no decay under the crown?

Not much: You did not say why you are replacing your crown, but any decay will be removed as well as any weakened tooth structure. If the tooth structure under your old crown was good then this will just be refined and there will not be a lot of removal of you existing tooth structure. ...Read more

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Besides typical tooth decay, what can happen if periodontitis is left untreated for a long time?

Besides typical tooth decay, what can happen if periodontitis is left untreated for a long time?

Tooth loss: Periodontitis is a gum and bone infection. Besides gums that are inflamed and infected, periodontitis causes bone loss. This bone loss is not reversible and eventually results in tooth loss. ...Read more

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I had a great dentist for years. However, he missed a smelly decaying tooth under a crown for 5 years. How?

I had a great dentist for years. However, he missed a smelly decaying tooth under a crown for 5 years. How?

Bad stuff hides: Sometimes it is very hard to tell if bad things are happening under crowns, because we can't see under them, and x-rays don't show under them either. If the only examination you've had in years is the quick one when you get your teeth cleaned, it's time for the dentist to treat you 'like a new patient' and do a thorough examination like she/he's never seen you before. ...Read more

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How to avoid the tooth from decay under the crown? Is there any procedure to avoid the crowned tooth from future decay?

Careful Hygiene: A crown won't decay, but the tooth that is supporting it can decay as easily as any tooth. You still need to brush and floss the tooth as you would any tooth, and avoid high sugar food and drinks habitually. If you do drink or eat high sugary foods, make sure to rinse with water or ideally brush soon after. A prescription toothpaste with high Fluoride content can help protect the margins also. ...Read more

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