Crown Replacement

A dental crown is used to cover a damaged or root canal treated tooth to improve its strength and appearance. Dental crowns usually last for many years without any problems, but if you notice the following signs, it is time to replace your crown. If the crown is more than 15 years old, if you can see that the crown has worn down, if you have pain and swelling around your teeth, or if your gums are receding near the crown.

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How to save my molar tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old. A few days ago, I had a toothache on my molar teeth and have mobility when touched. I have a big hole in that tooth from my childhood. I guess the black circle is the vein of the tooth. I could not afford to get an implant tooth. I had pain in that tooth a year back...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is clear that this tooth is decayed with loss of large crown structure. The decay has also spread to the roots.  As you have mentioned, there is some mobility on touching the tooth and some...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to fix permanent crown on own?

Query: Hello doctor, Earlier this year, I proactively got a root canal and crown for one of my back molars. The procedure went fine, but the Coronavirus hit before I was able to get the permanent crown installed as a last-step. My temporary crown is still in and functioning fine, and I was able to acquire...  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Firstly, going without a permanent crown but with a temporary crown in place does not gonna cause any serious complications. To make this more clear, I would like to explain the need for a permanent crown a...  Read Full »

Should a tooth crown be replaced after 9 years?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. I had my tooth crowned before nine years. I have no problem with it, but a dentist wants me to get a crown replacement. I do not even feel any discomfort. Is it necessary to replace?  Read Full »


Dr. Neeraj Kumari

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most crowns can last up to 15 years depending on the type of material used for making crown. Sometimes, crown replacement is neccessary when there is excessive wear or fracture in crown or there are complications due to tooth decay. So, if that is the reason why that dent...  Read Full »

I stuck my temporary crown with toothpaste as it fell off. Why is it paining now?

Query: Hello doctor, I woke up this morning to find my temporary crown off of the teeth and stuck between the teeth and my cheek. I was able to pull it off but when I did, I noticed a piece missing from it. I did not find the piece. So, I am guessing I probably swallowed it in my sleep. My dentist is close...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pain was most likely due to sensitivity. It will settle down when the permanent crown is placed. The method of putting the crown back using toothpaste is not recommended as there is a high chance that it will dislodge again and you might end up swallowing the ent...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to wait for two weeks to get the busted cap repaired?

Query: Hello doctor, I have busted my tooth about two months ago. I tried to consult a dentist. The first dentist told me a huge cost for pulling it and the titanium screw. Went to the second dentist for a second opinion. He said I have to wait for another two to four more weeks to even get started. Does ...  Read Full »


Dr. Subha

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned that the present tooth problem has been there for two months. You have already had a crown in the same tooth before eight months. Have you undergone a root canal treatment for the same? It would be better if you could attach the following: 1. An ...  Read Full »

I swallowed my tooth. Please help

Query: Hello doctor, I have swallowed my dental cap while eating. What do I do now? I am very scared.  Read Full »


Dr. Asma Parveen

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I would like to know, are you sure that you swallowed it? Because, sometimes we just lose it while rinsing the mouth too. How many hours back did you swallow it? Are you having any breathing difficulty or a stomach pain? In case it was stuck somewhere in your...  Read Full »

How can I whiten my orange colored tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, My teeth are orange in color since I was born. What is the treatment to make them white?  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. In case, there is any sort of stains, plaque or calculus, you need to visit a periodontist and get oral prophylaxis done with post-bleaching. In case, there is thin enamel and the yellowish discoloration ...  Read Full »

I noticed a hole in my new crown. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, After an RCT, a crown was fitted today. In the evening I saw a hole in the crown. What should I do? Will it remain as it is or can it be filled? There is no pain at all.  Read Full »


Dr. Asma Parveen

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through your problem, it seems like the crown which you are having might have got the hole while adjusting the occlusion if the hole is on the chewing surface. Sometimes when the crown is high, the dentist has to adjust the bite accordingly. So, during that...  Read Full »

Could it be an issue of the crown that causes pain in the teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, About 13 years ago, I had an abscess on the right upper first and second molars. The Endodontist has done root canal treatment in these teeth and crowns were placed after the treatment. Recently, I experienced pain around the gums in the second molar and there is a pain radiating to the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be mostly due to food impaction causing infection below the crown. So, the dentist might have tried to clean it. If you have X-ray of the teeth please attach it for examination. This pain is definitely not an allergy. Use warm salt water gargle twice a day f...  Read Full »

I have a concern regarding my Maryland bridge. Please guide me.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old. Can a Maryland bridge or any bridge move up, down, right or left?  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your question, what I can understand is that you are asking if a bridge can move during the act of talking or chewing. If that is what you meant, then the answer is no, because the bridge is cemented to the adjacent teeth firmly. It will never move but in case i...  Read Full »

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