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Is there any way to restore damaged molars?

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Is there any way to fully restore broken/damaged molars? If yes, what would be its treament and its duration? Thanks!
Posted Tue, 26 Nov 2013 in Dental Health
Answered by Dr. Ramesh B. Hegde 56 minutes later
Brief Answer: Dear XXXXXXX Thank Detailed Answer: Dear XXXXXXX Thank you for the query. It is possible to restore the broken / damaged molars, but depends upon to what extent the damage is. If the hard structures of the tooth is substantial and damage is extended till soft tissue [pulp] then it can be treated by root canal treatment followed by cap / crown. If the damage is not extended till soft tissue then inlay / on-lay may be considered. If the hard structure is minimal then it better to remove the tooth as the chewing force is maximum in molars region. If you have x-ray and photo of the tooth then it is convenient to give clear opinion regarding this I hope this clarifies you, If you have anything further to ask I am happily available. with warm regards,
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