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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Is it good to place a permanent crown in the tooth after a root canal treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a cracked temporary crown in the tooth. I had some decay in the same tooth. I do not have pain in the tooth. But I had a sensitivity. My dentist examined the tooth and told that the decay has extended to the nerve area. My dentist did a root canal in the tooth. Now, I am fine with ...  Read Full »

Dr. Georgios Chatzopoulos

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Crown failures often indicate a caries progression below the tooth. The supporting tooth substance which is infected by caries can no longer resist the forces of mastication, and they tend to crack, break and fail. The tooth decay must be removed entirely to protect the...  Read Full »

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