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Could you put a crown on a cracked tooth?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Can\Should?

It is essential to try to determine the extent, depth and location of the crack.
Some teeth can be protected & saved with a crown (+RCT\?), while others are hopeless & doomed to failure even with a crown, and sometimes we are unsure and crown the tooth with the hope it will be a long-lasting restoration. It would be great if we had better diagnostic tools and a crystal ball. Listen to DDS.

In brief: Can\Should?

It is essential to try to determine the extent, depth and location of the crack.
Some teeth can be protected & saved with a crown (+RCT\?), while others are hopeless & doomed to failure even with a crown, and sometimes we are unsure and crown the tooth with the hope it will be a long-lasting restoration. It would be great if we had better diagnostic tools and a crystal ball. Listen to DDS.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

A crown is recommended if there is an instant pain to biting at times or upon the release of the biting.
The pain lasts very quickly, then all goes back to normal again. That is a cracked tooth. If there is no pain to biting or the release, then a crown may not be needed at all.

In brief: Yes

A crown is recommended if there is an instant pain to biting at times or upon the release of the biting.
The pain lasts very quickly, then all goes back to normal again. That is a cracked tooth. If there is no pain to biting or the release, then a crown may not be needed at all.
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dr. Mark Venincasa
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Absolutely

A crown on a tooth with a crack will hold the tooth together and preserve the use of this tooth.
If the crack gets bigger, it can lead to killing the vitality of the tooth. Then you would have to have the tooth removed or a root canal therapy. A crown at the right time is a good and prudent treatment.

In brief: Absolutely

A crown on a tooth with a crack will hold the tooth together and preserve the use of this tooth.
If the crack gets bigger, it can lead to killing the vitality of the tooth. Then you would have to have the tooth removed or a root canal therapy. A crown at the right time is a good and prudent treatment.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
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Dr. Dinh Bui
Dentistry

In brief: Depend

A crack tooth can only be saved if the crack does not extend longitudinally down the root.
As long as the crack is somewhat horizontal, or the extend of the crack does not extend past the crown margin, a root canal, build up, and a crown can be made to encapsulate the crack and provide normal function.

In brief: Depend

A crack tooth can only be saved if the crack does not extend longitudinally down the root.
As long as the crack is somewhat horizontal, or the extend of the crack does not extend past the crown margin, a root canal, build up, and a crown can be made to encapsulate the crack and provide normal function.
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui
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