Tooth crown height

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Avatar f tn I also looked at the tooth after the dentist finished prepping it prior to placing the crown. The dentist drilled three holes in the top of the molar rather than prepping the perimeter of the tooth. I have had crowns in the past so I know how they normally are prepped. Her tooth did have a big filling in it and the pulpa had been removed so that is why she needed the crown, but I am still not sure why she would have drilled holes in the top of the tooth and not ground the perimeter.
Avatar n tn I have managed to get an appointment with the relief dentist and was happy to be told all was well with the tooth and crown. The problem seems to be with the GAP created when the original tooth was made smaller for the crown. The Temporary crown does not fill this GAP between the tooth and the preceeding tooth. The gum here is inflamed, probably because of food that is been pushed downwards when I chew. I have been given a special gell to apply and all should come good.
Avatar m tn I went to my new dentist and he cemented the the crown back in, which was on my bottom right tooth (tooth number #31). I also have a crown right next to it on tooth #30. The very next day, my eye turned very red. It has been like this for a little over a week. I already went to the eye doctor and they found nothing wrong with the eye and suggested it was an eye allergy. Am I having some sort of allergic reaction from the crown? If so, what actions do I take?
Avatar m tn Mind you I guess I meant buffing the backside and not the underside of the crown. The back of the crown is where it meets with the bottom tooth. But I'm still wondering. Is it common for the crown to move at all? Of course I'm merely talking a millimeter perhaps. 'and I only feel the movement if I place my finger over that crown whilst biting. Technically speaking, I 'Should' be able to bite into an Apple without worries, no?
Avatar m tn It's really tough to answer this without checking the teeth present condition. Just want to know few question without answering your query. Did the tooth break & the filling stay as often, with a large filling this can happen? Does the dentist taken the x-ray to check whether it affected nerve of tooth? how much tooth structure is left & the height of the bone around the tooth remaining?
Avatar n tn I just got second opinion - doctor says that the tooth is definitely significantly OVERPREPED. By the way, the crown is off again - it does not stay in place at all. It causes me a lot of problems, this is front tooth #10. What can I do? Thank you.
Avatar n tn Sorry for the late reply. It sounds like after two root canals have been unsuccessful, an extraction may be needed. Why wasn't a crown placed on the tooth after the first root canal? The recovery time of an extraction depends on how difficult it is to get out. Once the tooth is removed, the bone will shrink away somewhat and the teeth next to it will start to move into that space, causing potential bite problems and more difficulty in cleaning your teeth.
Avatar n tn My Dentist has spent quite some time ensuring that the crown covering the tooth with the root canal (#14) was the proper height. The final crown was put on months after the initial infection was cleared up by "Z-pak" (sp?). I even saw the x-ray he took after the root canal was complete showing the 2 root structures replaced by something bright white in the X-ray. What does sensitivity to pressure, and primarily hot temperatures mean?
Avatar n tn answer those for me , and I would not put any crown on that tooth until pain is resolved. You would not build a house on shakey grounds... A second opinion is in order.. One month is a long time to be in pain.
Avatar n tn I recently had a cavity removed from a molar. Because it was quite deep, the dentist filled it with a sedative filling and we waited two weeks to see if I experienced any sensitivity. During that time I did not have any sensitivity to cold or hot and the tooth felt fine. Originally, I was told that the remaining tooth structure was about 2 to 3 mm away from the root and that if it did not become sensitive, the tooth would be restored with an onlay.
Avatar m tn The recommendation for the crown depends on the location of the tooth, the perceived forces that the tooth is subjected to, and the amount of healthy/sound tooth structure that remains. Your tooth is compromised due to cavity and fracture .Further weakening has occurred due to the root canal procedure which has created a hole in the middle of the tooth.
Avatar n tn Is it possible that my tooth will not recover after being filed down for a crown? The tooth was perfectly fine until it was prepped for a crown. I have highly sensitive teeth, I have undergone 3 root canals already and suffer from TMJ. I am leary of getting the permanent crown on if my tooth does not quit hurting even though he said he can go through the back and do a root canal. what are my options? Thank you.
Avatar f tn I recently had a dental crown fitted. The dentist has made a long dental crown, over Tooth 16, extending to Tooth 14 so that the gap left by Tooth 15 is covered by the crown. It is a procelain on metal crown. I am not comfortable with the crown, there is a very tiny gap, near the gum on the inside/back part of the crown, where food gets stuck and I have to use my tongue to remove it or use a tooth pick.
Avatar n tn I think I understand. You feel you need a "longer" crown that fits down to the gumline that will cover the implant threads. First, were your abutments fitted to the implants, then the impressions taken and the crowns made? Is it possible your dentist may have felt the tooth crown would be too long and make it look "long in the tooth". You can't shorten the length of the tooth or you run the risk of the teeth above supra erupting.
Avatar n tn Many stronger cements draw moisture out of the tooth and can leave it very sensitive. If your tooth was prepared correctly so that the crown tucks under your gums, it should never leak or decay. Rest assured, your tooth should be just fine. I would be more concerned about the fracture under the crown. Hope this helps!
Avatar n tn Even if I never bite anything harder than apples, will that tooth still fracture without a crown as the tooth gets more brittle and worn? Thanks so much for keeping this forum up!
Avatar f tn I am wondering what are all the pros and cons for veneers vs crown, for a root canaled tooth. My tooth has a largish filling on the side in addition to the root canal, so my prime worry is whether a veneer can protect my tooth against getting cracked or damaged. Cost wise they both are about the same, I will be going for metal free ceramic crown/veneer. Thanks in advance.
Avatar n tn It may be that the crown does not fit properly or that the bite is off. Did the tooth hurt immediately after the crown was placed (even in the temporary crown) or did it take a while? Sometimes it does take a while for a root canal to be necessary. Is there any radiographic evidence of infection at the apex(tip) of the tooth. If it is not the bite or fit of the crown, it sounds like a root canal would be the way to go. Good Luck.
Avatar n tn Afterwords I had a temporary crown put on the tooth. No pain or toothache post root canal.The tooth was tender after the procedure so I didn't chew on that side. In December, I had the permanent crown placed on the tooth. The crown immediately felt tight and gave me the sensation it was pressing on the gums around the crown. I continued to eat on the right side until the soreness went away. After about 7 days, I could chew on the left side and everything was fine for 4 weeks.
Avatar n tn it should be shaped like a tooth as much as possible
Avatar f tn After X-ray she told me i need crown for my tooth which were root-chanal. she worked on my 2 teeth no.9 and 11 and put crown. my tooth were not damage or decayed or not any craks. When i complain her she told me becuse my tooth were root-chanal and the stage after root-channal is crown. My question Is that really neccessary to put crown for teeth that isn't painful, damaged or cracked and just is root-chanal? Now i am in a really bad feeling .
Avatar n tn has this tooth been prepped for a crown yet? if not it should look like a tooth with a huge filling with no holes. if no crown prepping has been done i would advise you to be very careful until you can afford one. a root canal makes teeth especially molars fragile. the tooth might break if you wait to long. if the tooth has been prepped you should have a temporary crown that is only meant to last a month or two.
Avatar n tn Hi, thank you for your reply, broken tooth very close to the root, crown put on, tooth ached, then a root canal. Almost 3 weeks later, when I tap the entire tooth and the underside of the tooth feels as though there is "nerve pain?, NO throbbing. I was told to wait. I have not bit down on my left side for more than 2 months. I had a "nerve" pain for a second today. Is it possible the root canal was not completed or the crown was not made right? Please advise???
Avatar f tn The only reason why I would wait for a crown would be if the wisdom tooth is in the way of making the crown and would make it more difficult for me to place the crown in. If that's the case, then I would recommend wating the 6 to 8 weeks to get a better fitting crown. Ideally, the easier it is for the dentist to do the work, the better the outcome will be.
Avatar n tn Did the dentist take an x-ray to see if the tooth root is fractured? Is it just the crown that has loosened up? I lost a crown because it was not cemented well and it was too high and took a beating, but the post was all right. The dentist temporarily cemented it back on because he wanted to make a new one, and the tooth root ended up fracturing and I had to have it extracted.
Avatar f tn t think taking anything else away from the tooth structure will help anything. Any thoughts on the necessity of crown lengthening? I feel like reg. dentist is pushing me to go other places (perio and endo) and spend money b/c of a brotherhood or ????? I was a dental assistant for 5 years and know a (very) little about dentistry and have never had this feeling of being pushed until now. I am not sure how to handle the situation without spending a ton more money on this tooth.
Avatar f tn I had my very back bottom right tooth removed and had a crown put on the very back top right tooth. Four days after having the Procedures done I scheduled me an appointment to see the dentist again I was having top right Jaw Pain and pressure around the crown that was effecting my sleep.
Avatar n tn But the problem was the tooth with the crown. Now I have had both teeth pulled because root canal crown came off and was infected and the problem was the tooth with the crown. have your dentist x-ray before deciding to pull teeth.