Tooth crown vs implant

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Avatar f tn I have just had my third tooth in from the bottom removed. On one side I have a crowned tooth (gold crown) and on the other I have a tooth that is full of filings. I need to decide between an implant and a bridge. The dentist suggests a bridge - as one of the side teeth will likely need a crown in the future. The oral surgeon suggests an implant, as I have a gold crown and it is a shame to lose that expense.
Avatar m tn I was told by my dentist that tooth 14 and 15 needed a root canal. In 11/2010 had the root canal done on tooth 15. The roots were calcified but the RC worked. It was never crowned yet. That tooth broke off in half and is only half of a tooth (going up and down). I went to get the other RC on tooth 14 in 01.2011 and the Endo started it but said that the roots were very small and he wasn't sure if it would turn out very good and told me to ask my dentist if he should continue.
Avatar m tn I have a tooth crown towards the front (next to one insissor) that may need replacement soon. Been this way for 7+ years and it came off a year ago since the tooth inside started going bad. My present dentist glued it back on at its held for a year so far. Dentist tells me that she may not be able to reglue it back on if it breaks off again. We are discussing options such as implants and bridge. I am just wondering if there are other better options out there that is not as costly as implants.
Avatar n tn My tooth #3 is badly decayed on the mesial side. It will likely need RCT and a crown (it currently has a temp. filling). Most of the tooth mesial of the pulp chamber is gone, and the decay goes down to the gum (there's maybe 1-1.5 mm of tooth left to the bone). The distal side also has some decay but not anywhere near as much and there is plenty of tooth above the gum on that side.
Avatar m tn well first of all the FIRST thing that should have been done was an xray to see if ther was nerve damage......i would advise GET ANOTHER DENTIST ASAP! i dont understand what you mean by "then he pulled my tooth back into position with a round stick thing (my tooth had dropped significantly ouch!) and cemented it to the adjacent teeth" he just shoved it back into the gums? and glued it there?....
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 m tn Let me know what you find out as my implant is the front tooth. I lost my tooth in an accident.
Avatar f tn he told me that he cant put a crown and an implant must be done...he put a composite instead of the tooth and asked me to come for an implant but the dental surgeon who will work with him told me to make a panoramic and a periapical before taking the decision of the implant it showed that my roots are good and i dont feel any pain but it doesnt show the crack...i saw the crack in the mirror i know it is there but no one can now how deep is it...till now i dont feel any pain...
Avatar n tn m not sure what you mean by an implant replacing one tooth covered by a 2 crown structure. do you mean 2 crowns on one implant? why would you want to do that? Is the space that big? I guess its difficult without seeing your whole mouth. Are you missing other teeth? anyway, it sounds to me like #10 has somewhat of a questionable prognosis. If I now understand correctly, it had root canal, a broken instrument and an apico. Now it's had a post and has been overprepared.
Avatar m tn i need one for a molar and between the implant (the post put in your jawbone) and the crown (the tooth that screws on it) the cost was around $5000. this changes with the type of tooth being replaced and what part of the country you live in. the front teeth are cheaper.
Avatar f tn how dose the tooth look he still billing you for that? and I would try another dentist if he is still charging you every month? that will cost you for a dental implant...
Avatar m tn My ex- girlfriend punched me in the mouth and damaged my tooth next to one of my large front tooth. Ijust had the implant placed in my mouth a mouth ago. I'm going to have the crown placed in after the implant heals. What is the best crown to get to make it look natural? Should I be worried the crown and its color wont match? Should I whiten my teeth? Please help!!
Avatar n tn It would require extracting the front tooth and replacing it with a titanium implant and then a crown on top. That way, the other adjacent tooth is untouched. The tooth with the loose crown sounds like it is non-restorable (non-salvageable).
Avatar n tn The discomfort I had before increased with the implant so that I thought of removing the implant. Eventually, however (June 2006), I had a crown put on the implant and the discomfort improved Unfortunately, In 2008, the crown got loosen and it was removed. A new one it is now been made. The implant seemed solid but I am in pain since I had the crown removed. The pain seems to be around the gum surrounding the implant but irradiates to all the right maxillary.
Avatar m tn shaving or cutting away the decayed part of tooth and then fitting a crown over the remaining part of the tooth ? (decay is on left side [from my view] upper part of tooth # 10). 2. I have had this problem with no pain for about 1 1/2 years now, what will happen as time goes on? anotherwords if I put off having tooth pulled until in pain or until I can raise money for implant will it make it more difficult to perform bone graft for implant ? or will it be more difficult to extract tooth ?
Avatar m tn I have implant done on tooth #10 , which is a front tooth, in the middle of April, 2008. no abutment put in, and the suture was taken off after two weeks of the surgery. suppose the gum will close several weeks after the suture removed, but now, 3 month passed the surgery, my gum still not closed. I am deeply worried if that will cause any problem. if the gum still not close after 6 moths of the surgery, do I need to do gum regeneration? how much will it cost?
Avatar m tn I have a tooth crown towards the front (next to one insissor) that may need replacement soon. Been this way for 7+ years and it came off a year ago since the tooth inside started going bad. My present dentist glued it back on and its held for a year so far. Dentist tells me that she may not be able to reglue it back on if it breaks off again. I however want the matter addressed asap b/c stuff is going inside this crown and causing decay.
Avatar n tn Due to economic reasons, I am leaning towards an extraction, but honestly would like to keep the tooth. I can finance the root canal/crown, but the problem in the back of my mind is; after I commit to the cost factor, what would be the odds of my retaining the tooth with my dental habits (brush fairly daily and do not floss). I've had too many people tell me over the last couple days that they had a rct/crwn done, only to have the tooth removed in about a year.
Avatar n tn Crowns & restorative work can acquire stain which can be removed & controlled, but the actually color of it is processed at the lab and that color cannot be changed. Your dentist has done his best to match it to the shade of your teeth. Some teeth have a natural yellowish or grayish color, and your dentist tells the lab tech to match the porcelain or ceramic to whatever your natural color characteristics are.
Avatar f tn Now, a week later I am experiencing pain under that crown. Could it be that the stump of the existing tooth has gone bad ? It is a root canal tooth as well. I will do what ever it takes to have nice breath & be pain free.
Avatar m tn I did an implant on my tooth #10. The same day the doctor did tooth extraction and an immediate implant loading. on one side of the implant, there are some bone infection. It dose not cause much pain and swelling, but it cause the procedure of bone binding the implant very slow. I am very concern about the success rate of my implant under this condition. I would like to hear expert's opinion about it. How is the success rate under this situation.
Avatar f tn They want to extract this tooth next week and do an imedicate implant. I am very concerend that implanting this area at the same time of extraction with an abcess will cause worse problems. I am a heart patient and concerend. Should I be? The DDS (Oral surgeon) said once the tooth is gone..the infection is gone also., Is this true? I am on Augmentin 875 and this has not touched the pain or infection. Thank You so much for helping me with this.
Avatar n tn I think you will need a whole new bridge if it is to be supported by implants. The inside of the bridge crown has to be specially fitted to the abutment of the implant. I don't think you can do this with a crown that has already been made. It wouldn't fit the abutment. Hope this helps. Best to you.
Avatar n tn m back at Step 3 but I decided to do the implant thing. So the first part was to remove the tooth and add a bone graft to replace bone that came out when the tooth was removed. That hurt, and hurt and hurt for almost a month. It was swollen, painful to touch, my face and area under the jaw bone was visibly swollen, headache and earache. I was on more pain killers than ever in my life (I have had babies, back pain and prior surgeries).
Avatar n tn It appears that decay continued or another cavity started, and the decay continued down the side my tooth to the bone. Oddly enough, I really had no pain to signify a tooth problem until a portion of the crown / filling collapsed and currently the only pain I get is from water. The dentist stated that because the cavity was to the bone, there was no easy way to put a cap on it because of lack of support.
Avatar f tn s very time-consuming and if I had no choice but to have a partial bridge then I would only want it for my top front tooth and not sure if that can be done. But I would like to have a crown if that can be done so I was wondering if a crown can be done if the tooth is decayed, it isn't all that doesn't have a big black hole, it has a little bit of a yellowish color to it but doesn't look rotten or anything..I have seen a lot worse.
Avatar m tn hello, i had an implant done 3 days ago after removal of my front upper tooth UR2, by the 'immediate loading' method. Everything seems to be fine, no pain, no bleeding etc, except for the strange feeling in my implanted tooth and the adjacent tooth UR1. The area feels a bit 'tight' ( i would describe this sensation to be similar to when i floss my teeth and the dental floss stucks between two of them causing a funny feeling of tightness).