Chipped Teeth with Root Canal. One Dentist Say Crown Might Not Be Possible Another Suggest Post and Core?
- Asked by Bobbie21
- 1 year ago
Hi One of my back teeth had a root canal (top 3rd from the back) just over a year ago and half of it has chipped off (another tooth had root canal over 10yrs and still fine). Went and saw a couple of dentists. one of them said probably wont be able to put a crown on it and said can fill it up with a filling (but won't last long). Another dentist said can do a post and core with a emax crown. neither has suggested an implant. So confused, What would you recommend?
Root canaled tooth chipped
Any tooth with a root canal becomes brittle and can fracture much easier than one that has not had it nerve and vascular system removed ( that is what root canaled tooth is) .
the front teeth are often not crowned since they are not chewing teeth like molars are. If a dentist says he can restore it with post and crown and e max crown , DO IT.
Chipped tooth with Root canal
A tooth with a root canal does become for brittle. Without seeing an xray of the tooth it is hard to give a definitive answer. I would probably recommend a crown
Chipped Root Canal Tooth
First of all, any tooth that has Root Canal Therapy does become more brittle, and that is why it is usually recommended to place a crown on it right away. That being said, it is very hard to answer your question without seeing a photo of the tooth as well as an X-ray. However, if the bone support is adequate, and there is adequate tooth structure available, and there is no periodontal infection, and no other complicating factors, then a post and crown would be my suggestion. If there are any of the above complications, however, then an extraction followed by an implant would be a stronger and longer lasting solution.
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