What is this on my tooth? Am I going to need a crown for this? (Photo)
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Will you need a crown? #DrSoftTouch
It looks to me like you have a tooth colored filling that needs to be replaced. Based on your photo, the stained filling can be replaced with a new composite filling, which is a quick and easy procedure. I hope this helps. Click save on the save button below my name, so that you may ask me more questions in the future.
Crack on tooth?
Hello.To me, it looks like its an older composite filling on the tooth that is just picking up some stain and you are just feeling the edge of it as it is degrading over time. You just need it replaced with a new composite filling, a quick and easy procedure. Composite fillings (bonding) will pick up stain overtime. It is highly unlikely to have a crack on the side of a tooth that forms a perfect square or oval.
Am i going to need a crown?
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You could get a filling
Assuming there is no pain or infection, you could have the crack removed and a filling placed. Some dentists will recommend crowns but I am conservative and don't see the need for one.
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