Crowns

A tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a damaged tooth to restore its size, shape, and color is called a dental crown. A dental crown is used to protect a damaged or decayed tooth, to prevent the tooth from cracking after a root canal treatment, to hold a dental bridge, and to cover a yellowish or discolored tooth.

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What time space can be given to refill the fallen root canal filling with no pain or swelling?

Query: Hello doctor, My tooth filling came out when eating food tonight. There is a hole in the bottom of where the remains of the tooth are and I can see bright pink through it. Gums around the tooth are not swollen, or inflamed. There is no pain when touching them either. How likely is it that I can wai...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. Do not worry because it is a root canal treated tooth. There is no pain because during the root canal treatment the tooth pulp would have been cleaned thoroughly. The pink color you see is the root filling ma...  Read Full »

I have to get crowns on my last two teeth. What type of impression will be taken?

Query: Hello doctor, Just wondering what type of impression I will need to get if I have to get crowns on last teeth. Like will it be a full top impression or can they do it off just those two teeth?  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding the impression making, the material is chosen depending on what it is being used for. As you have already mentioned that the purpose is to fabricate crowns, the best material to opt for is the rubber impression material (elastomeric silicone impression materi...  Read Full »

Can hemisection be done in a molar with crown and abscess?

Query: Hello doctor, My crown has become loose as there is decay inside the crown and around half the edge but not visible. I was told that tooth is stable underneath. I saw one endodontist who said to rule out implant and he would do root canal but bone and gum are less than ideal and 50-50 chances are t...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Seeing the recent X-rays (attachment removed to protect patient identity) it is obvious that the distal root has abscess and should be removed. Hemisection might be a good idea but it alone cannot withstand the biting force and if you can afford, then go for a molar ...  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 »

My tooth cap came off. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Five years ago, I had root canal treatment and got the cap fixed. Now, the cap is coming out always. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Shwetha Hegde

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The cap placed on a tooth after root canal treatment comes off for a number of reasons. Commonly, a few years after root canal treatment, the cement used to seal the cap to the tooth gets dissolved and thus the cap comes off. Another cause could be that, the part of the t...  Read Full »

I have gaps between teeth after braces. Please help.

Query: Hello, About 5 years ago I had wire braces for my teeth. And to have the braces on, I had 4 teeth extracted because my teeth were overcrowded. As far as I know, a lot of orthodontists take out premolars to create space. But for some reason my orthodontist took out 2 premolars, 1 molar on my bottom l...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sometimes orthodontists do extract molars if there is very severe crowding of the teeth. In your case, as you said there was severe crowding. Now you have space present where the molars where previously present and hence you are unable to chew properly. Is your second mol...  Read Full »

I have sensitivity even after wearing a crown for it. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My dentist went for a crown for my molar because my molar was too sensitive. Now the sensitivity has reduced but not gone completely. My crown was fixed before two years. What can I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Crowning the tooth could not be a solution for sensitivity, and moreover, you say that you still feel the tooth to be sensitive. There is a high chance that the molar with the crown is not the culprit. Also, the sensitivity could be for two reasons. 1. Enamel wear e...  Read Full »

My root canal treated tooth has moved inside due to injury. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, My upper front tooth with root canal has moved inside because of an injury and it is bleeding.  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If it is just pushed inside or back due to falling and is not mobile, either go to a dentist soon and ask him if he can position it urgently. A clear picture would have helped in giving an exact treatment plan. Nothing else can be done for now. Allow the wound to hea...  Read Full »

My tooth broke off after root canal treatment. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I was having food this morning and the front half of the back tooth broke off. But, this tooth is dead because I got a root canal about six years ago. I have no pain or discomfort on the tooth or around the gums but you can see black stuff which I am guessing is the filling they used ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your problem is too minor. You can wait up to one month for the further treatment. In case the sharp edge does hurt, do visit a dentist and get it rounded. It will just take three minutes for that procedure. The treatment you require for this is the placement of a c...  Read Full »

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