Tooth crown to root ratio

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Avatar m tn However, after crown lenthening procedure, interdental papilla may recede and there may be black triangle present between tooth#9 and #10, which compromise cosmetic result. In addition, crown-root ratio needs to be considered.The presenting x-ray does,nt show complete image of the entire tooth.Ideal treatment may cost you root canal by endodontist, crown lenthening by periodontist, restoration by general dentist or prosthodontist.
Avatar f tn If the broken tooth is periodontally healthy, favorable crown/root ratio,adequate biologic width, The tooth can be restored. A temporary crown can be fabricated shortly after root canal treatment, if root canal treatment is indicated.Consultation with a dentist is advised.
Avatar n tn Hi Adewb, Sorry for the delay, now, what needs to be evaluated the the crown to root ratio. If most of the top part of the tooth is gone, and the ratio of the amount of root that is in the bone and what is going to be sticking out, then it is better to remove and get an implant.
Avatar m tn The tooth was dead so he recommended doing a crown on both teeth due to the positioning of my other front tooth. I got my first temporary off and when they put the first crown on the lab did not nail done the correct shade or shape.So the dentist said he was not happy with it and put me in another temporary. This required more drilling on my teeth. I finally got the crowns on and noticed a month later that you could see the grey of my tooth behind the one crown.
Avatar n tn Previously my dentinst performed a root canal on this tooth to save it. I only have this tooth and a crowned molar on this side. I went to the dentist for my 6 month cleaning and expressed my concern. He X-rayed this side and said there wasn't anything visable or no infection(7/5). While cleaning my teeth that wisdom tooth was experiencing pain that brought tears to my eyes. The dentist prescribed Tylenol 3. The next day while brushing with warm water it hit the tooth with the crown.
Avatar n tn I had the same problem a 2 years ago. The dentist gave me a root canal on tooth next to crown. 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.
Avatar f tn The dentist put some composite in the broken area to see if it would hold because he said the cavity that caused it to break was close to the root canal. The dentist had me wait 2 weeks to see how the tooth would do to rule out root canal. After 2 weeks, I went back and he pricked on the tooth for any pain even before numbing my mouth.
Avatar n tn I had a cavity that was under a filling of tooth 14 and I had to have a crown down. I have had this temp crown on for 4 weeks and it is feeling as the tooth is in a vice. The tooth is throbbing and going to the jaw. Now he is saying root canal. I remember when placing on the temp crown that he stated it was so tight that we will have to cut it off if we use permanent cement on it. This was done....!
Avatar n tn you could chance it and try to keep a temporary in the tooth but you would have to be careful not to bite too hard because the teeth get brittle after treatment. Ive seen people wait, so its possible. you need that crown tho, maybe the dentist would work out a payment plan for you. paying a little as you go in cash to a dentist with no interest is better than paying high credit card interest.
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 n tn Not sure if I chose wisely, since it seems the extra drilling might have caused root sensitivity. If the tooth eventually needs a root canal, will I have to obtain a new crown? I guess I'm concerned about having a crown, then a root canal, and no metal-post to strengthen the tooth.
Avatar n tn If that happens will I lose the tooth, or will they simply drill through the crown to get to the root?
Avatar n tn My dentist performed a root canal (finding an additional root at the time). While the temporary cap was on the tooth awaiting my new crown to arrive, I noted to him that the tooth still had some sensitivity. So much so, that when he tried to remove the temporary cap, it was necessary to dumb the area. The tooth is now with a new crown and still remains very sensitive to the touch. If I carefully bite on the upper molar, it can endure chewing of soft foods, but not without some pain.
Avatar m tn Sensitivity to temperature is perfectly normal for a tooth that has received a crown but not a root canal. A lot of times, this will go subside with time. the dentist is right, there is a living pulp under that crown that is irritated from the drilling. Getting a crown put on is very hard on the tooth pulp. In my own experience, getting just a crown without a root canal is more painful long term than a root canal itself.
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 f tn drilling through the tooth top will not weaken the crown. my dentist routinely sends all root canals to a specialist since they have more experience and better equipment for doing the procedure. yes root canals are not guaranteed but its difficult to promise any dental procedure will not have a complication.
Avatar n tn A couple of weeks ago I began to notice that one of my molars was becoming very sensitive to cold and hot. It also hurt if I sucked air in and was sensitive to pressure. This tooth had a lot of silver filling in it. I went to the dentist and he x-rayed it. He said the root looked good. He also pressed on the tooth and surrounding teeth and this didn't really hurt. The dentist said he felt the tooth was cracked and he would put a temporary crown on it.
Avatar n tn My tooth #22 has had a root canal many years ago. It began to irritate me . The dentist said maybe a reaction to the metal on the crown. We replaced the crown. While doing this the dentist said there could be a very slight crack in the root canal. He said we would need to watch it and see. The x ray also showed there might be an infection brewing... I am having sinus drainage and ear pressure.. But no pain in tooth or around whatsover...I saw an endodontist for a 2nd opinion.
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 It seems to be most sensitive between the temporary crown and the tooth just behind it. Is it possible the root to the tooth behind the root canal is damaged? I went back to my dentist and he said everything looks fine and the pain should subside with time. I'm just concerned about permanently placing the finished crown (appt is next week) without finding the cause to my existing pain. ..any advice would be most appreciated!
Avatar m tn I thought they had to get the tooth down to a similar size to crown the tooth after a root canal. If the tooth was ok for a crown would it not be a good candidate for a root canal? I've had two full days of antibiotics, very little relief - esp to heat. What I don't want them doing is putting the final crown on next Friday when this pain is still not pin pointed.
Avatar m tn Actually I have two teeth that have a temporary crown on them and the temporary crown covers both teeth. I did the root canal on the very back tooth because whenever the specialist did his test,it was that tooth that was giving me problems. Now, I know its only been 8 hours since I had it done, but I was biting on food that a little bit hard and I still have pain(or pressure) in the two teeth that have the temporary crown on.
Avatar m tn s another reason they are suggesting you may have to have a root canal in the end. Will they be placing a temporary crown initially? This article gives a nice overview of treating a broken tooth. They sound to be taking the least invasive approach step by step to the most invasive of root canal which is probably proper unless they really know you'll need it.
Avatar n tn the best way is to have the crown removed (drilled off) and redone after the root canal retreatment. I would not recommend trying to "tap" off the crown. the tooth underneath can get damaged (not to mention the crown itself being damaged) and it is difficult to make it seat properly when it is recemented after the retreatment of your root canal. most commonly, root canals are done right through the crown, and then the "hole" is filled in afterwards.
Avatar n tn I would have to see the tooth and how much tooth structure was removed to do the root canal in order to say definitively if the tooth should have a crown.
Avatar n tn I was prepped for a crown last month but the tooth (an upper molar) was extremely sensitive to bite and heat and cold. It was determined last week that the tooth needed a root canal done on it. When the dentist did the root canal, the first 3 canals went extremely well and quickly, better than I expected (this was my first root canal) but the 4th canal was calcified.