3 yrs ago I broke my 2 front teeth 70% off. I had one root canal on 1 front tooth, and then both of my front teeth were temp. bonded. My dentist said I would need to get a 2nd root canal bc of severe nerve damage. Can I get a root canal while leaving the bonding on my tooth, then cover in a veneer? What’s better, a crown or veneer? Do I worry about discoloration? I am in Korea. Please help me make a good decision despite the language barrier and any info about receiving international dental work
Best Solution for Front Tooth Root Canals and Veneer/crown Work While Abroad?
Doctor Answers (6)
Veneers or Crowns For Front Teeth?
A root canal can be performed on this front tooth without disturbing the bonding. I would consider placing full crowns on the front two teeth. That will provide superior strength for these teeth. Good luck.
Get the crowns
You can keep the bonding on since a root canal on a front tooth is done from the back, and would not disturb the bonding in the front. However, I would not recommend this. The crowns, while looking better will offer your tooth better support and will help prevent the tooth from further fractures.
Your best option would be crowns because they are stronger and will last londger than porcelain veneers
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Crown or Veneer on a tooth that has a root canal
You can have a root canal done without disrupting the bonding but a crown is more favourable on a tooth that has been root canaled in order to give the tooth more strength.
Crown or veneer
My recomendation, would be Crowns, because you al ready got root cannals,and crowns will give you a more stronger support.
What to do about my two front teeth?
Yes you can have a root canal with bonding on the teeth done. I suggest a crown over a veneer since they will give you more strenght and all could be done in one visit if the dentist has a CEREC unit or E4D good luck
Kevin Coughlin DMD, MBA, MAGD CEO Baystate Dental PC