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What are the treatment options for decay found under a crown?

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In brief: A crown

The crown must be removed in order to access the decay.
Once the decay is removed, the remaining structure will be evaluated for stability. If there is enough sound tooth structure, a new crown can be fabricated.

In brief: A crown

The crown must be removed in order to access the decay.
Once the decay is removed, the remaining structure will be evaluated for stability. If there is enough sound tooth structure, a new crown can be fabricated.
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dr. Monica Scheurer
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Dr. Raj Upadya
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Several-see a dentist

If it's extremely early on and accessible, a filling can sometimes be placed to repair the decay.
More likely, you will need the decay removed, and a new crown to be placed. Sometimes the cavity has already gone deeper, and a root canal could be needed as well... In the worst case, the cavity has progressed to an area that cannot be treated, and an implant could be indicated... See a dentist...

In brief: Several-see a dentist

If it's extremely early on and accessible, a filling can sometimes be placed to repair the decay.
More likely, you will need the decay removed, and a new crown to be placed. Sometimes the cavity has already gone deeper, and a root canal could be needed as well... In the worst case, the cavity has progressed to an area that cannot be treated, and an implant could be indicated... See a dentist...
Dr. Raj Upadya
Dr. Raj Upadya
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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine

In brief: Remove crown

Remove decay,root canal,replace tooth or place bridge.
All the best.

In brief: Remove crown

Remove decay,root canal,replace tooth or place bridge.
All the best.
Dr. Katharine Cox
Dr. Katharine Cox
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Dr. Karen Dantin
Family Medicine

In brief: Depends

Depends on severity.
Maybe able to move decay and replace crown, but may need to extract tooth if severe.

In brief: Depends

Depends on severity.
Maybe able to move decay and replace crown, but may need to extract tooth if severe.
Dr. Karen Dantin
Dr. Karen Dantin
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