I had a 20+ year old filling in a molar that my dentist informed me was breaking down, causing cracks that were letting in decay. He said that the tooth would need to be ground down and a crown placed on it in order to preserve the tooth and prevent any further deterioration.
This was done over two visits, the first during which the dentist took a mold of my teeth, ground down the existing... more
At a routine cleaning and check-up my dentist noted some probable decay in the rear-most molar on the bottom left. He also mentioned that the size, shape, and expansion characteristics of the filling probably meant it acted as a wedge/maul and over time created a small crack in the tooth. At the time of this writing it wasn't clear whether the crack existed. He recommended removing the old... more
I had delayed replacing a crown for several years until I found a dentist I could trust. I finally found that with Dr. Carstensen and his staff. They did a wonderful job and the procedure was the best dental experience I have ever had (and completely painless)! more