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Why should a dental crown be implantes?

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Posted on Wed, 16 Jul 2014
Question: My dentist told me I needed a crown. I hav doubts when is a dental needed. I felt he was rushing me to get it. For now I don't have any pain. I do have like a hole on the side of the molar # 5
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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
tooth infection, RCT, Crown

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query, I have gone through your query.
If the tooth is decayed and most of the tooth structure is lost and if the tooth is infected or attrited involving pulp then the tooth has to be root canal treated and crown has to be placed.
After getting the root canal treatment the tooth will become brittle so it should be restored immediately with the crown. Otherwise whenever you eat hard things, there are chances of tooth getting fractured.
Without getting the tooth root canal treated do not go for crown, because in future if you get any tooth infection again then whole procedure has to be repeated.
Consult one more oral physician and take an opinion and a radiograph to rule out the infection, extent of decay and amount of bone support present. If infection is there, if sufficient bone support is there , then get the tooth treated with RCT and crown.

i hope my answer will help you, take care.
if any queries are there reply me back.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (38 minutes later)
Thank you for the reply. Regarding the root canal, the dentist told me to prevent root canal I need the crown. Appointment is tomorrow Is that a standard procedure to have a crown. He said if I wait I will need root canal. I can still cancel apptm I reread your answer. The tooth is not decayed, the tooth looks whole except the side of the tooth chipped. I would think the filling would do. I looked with the dental mirror. Dr did tell me infection has started
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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
RCT, crown

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for your reply.
Prophylactically we do root canal treatment to prevent sensitivity or pain in future. Ideally, the crown has to be removed; root canal treatment has to be done at that time and again crown has to be replaced.

If the decay is not deep, if the tooth structure is fine and there is no wearing away of tooth structure, then you can go for crown without RCT. Looking at your age there will be wearing away of tooth structure. So it's better to go for root canal treatment once for all and get the crown done.

Take care.
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Why should a dental crown be implantes?

Brief Answer: tooth infection, RCT, Crown Detailed Answer: Thanks for your query, I have gone through your query. If the tooth is decayed and most of the tooth structure is lost and if the tooth is infected or attrited involving pulp then the tooth has to be root canal treated and crown has to be placed. After getting the root canal treatment the tooth will become brittle so it should be restored immediately with the crown. Otherwise whenever you eat hard things, there are chances of tooth getting fractured. Without getting the tooth root canal treated do not go for crown, because in future if you get any tooth infection again then whole procedure has to be repeated. Consult one more oral physician and take an opinion and a radiograph to rule out the infection, extent of decay and amount of bone support present. If infection is there, if sufficient bone support is there , then get the tooth treated with RCT and crown. i hope my answer will help you, take care. if any queries are there reply me back.