Common "Crowns" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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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Why is there a gap between my two front teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I just recently had an RCT and crown placed on the upper front tooth. Now, there is a gap between my two front teeth. Can the crown be adjusted now?  Read Full »

Dr. Vijeta Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After capping, it is very difficult to adjust the crown because it may lead to misalignment of the crown with respect to occlusion. There is another method by which you can close the gap between tooth like composite filling between tooth leaving the cervical area or ...  Read Full »

My root canal treated molar got fractured. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33-year-old woman with quite healthy teeth in general. I still have all my natural teeth, including wisdom teeth. Last week my lower molar broke down, and I had a root canal done on that tooth four years ago. My dentist prepared it for a new crown last Wednesday but did not fit a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The dentist should have done temporization under such conditions. It is his fault for not doing so. Yes, a crown can supra erupt, creating a problem in the fitting. Two or three weeks is a long time, and a crown can break. I advise you to wait ...  Read Full »

How to manage pain after crown placement on the front teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I had 10 crowns placed on my front teeth a week ago. I wake up in the middle of the night with all of my teeth throbbing. It is extremely painful and I have no idea what is going on. I have no sensitivity to cold or hot but just throbbing in my teeth. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I think the pain must be because of the load on the teeth which are being used as abutments. Because you have a gross occlusal correction and the night clenching (bruxism) may also be the cause of pain. It looks like you do have apical period...  Read Full »

Why is there sensitivity in the teeth where caps were placed?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother aged 62 years actually went to a dentist because she felt that there is rubbing in between upper jaw tooth enamel and lower jaw tooth enamel and something sour in taste gets secreted out of it. The doctor told that there is decayed tooth on both sides. The doctor filled the g...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had gone through your question. I can understand your concern about your mother. The history started after ten days that means there will be something wrong with the prosthesis (bridge). I think there must be chipping off of the sealant (the material that fixes the c...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain beside a capped tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a tooth pain when it is gently tapped last year. I suffered for two days. I did not consult any doctor. Now it is okay. I want the reason why I got a pain. I got the pain in a tooth beside the tooth that is already capped.  Read Full »

Dr. Srinivas Saketh. G

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The tooth pain on tapping suggests some infection in the tooth, or any food getting stuck between two teeth, sudden biting of any hard food, maybe if any abnormal biting of teeth and so on. There are many reasons for this. So we have to make sure what caused you the so ...  Read Full »

Is it possible to put simple filling instead of crown after a root canal?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a root canal on my 31 molar. Only a corner of my tooth was removed, not even half. I am concerned about the cost of the crown which I know could be very expensive even with insurance. Is it possible this can be filled with a simple filling instead of a crown?  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. Crown placement after root canal treatment will happen once the tooth is particularly shaped and prepared for it. It is also followed by an impression making of that shaped tooth. If this step has been done, ...  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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 enti...  Read Full »

Should every tooth get a post and core and a crown after root canal treatment?

Query: Hello doctor,Should every root canal-treated tooth get a post and core, and crown? What happens if it is not done? The tooth is upper 4 with a class-2 cavity and was restored by composite.  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, all teeth are not post and core treated. However, we recommend a crown for all such teeth as the teeth become fragile after a root canal treatment. Post and core is done if there is an extensive loss of the crown of the tooth due to decay or fracture. In your cas...  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 o...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 cr...  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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 you...  Read Full »

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