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Is it possible to get a dental filling to support broken tooth that already has a big filling?

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Dr. Ladan Zinati
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ladan Zinati
Dr. Ladan Zinati
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Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Temporarily, maybe

Large fillings have a tendency to fail if not supported by enough tooth structure.
Sometimes a temporary filling can be placed to buy a little more time before a definitive restoration is placed...Usually a crown.

In brief: Temporarily, maybe

Large fillings have a tendency to fail if not supported by enough tooth structure.
Sometimes a temporary filling can be placed to buy a little more time before a definitive restoration is placed...Usually a crown.
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dr. Gary Chapman
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In brief: 2 Steps

1) clean out the decay.
Then bond the internal fractures and place a filling (core structure) within this tooth. 2) construct a crown for this tooth.

In brief: 2 Steps

1) clean out the decay.
Then bond the internal fractures and place a filling (core structure) within this tooth. 2) construct a crown for this tooth.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner
Dr. Douglas Tavenner
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: Yes

Yes, but depends on how much supportive tooth remains, for it to be a good idea.
A crown may be needed.

In brief: Yes

Yes, but depends on how much supportive tooth remains, for it to be a good idea.
A crown may be needed.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Richard Kelner
Dentistry

In brief: Description

What you described is a tooth that needs a crown.
You know it you just dont want to hear it.

In brief: Description

What you described is a tooth that needs a crown.
You know it you just dont want to hear it.
Dr. Richard Kelner
Dr. Richard Kelner
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