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Broken tooth fixed with ceramic screws, crown capping suggested. How long will this last?

Upper jaw 5th teeth from left side has broken from inside(outside portion good). RCT followed by post and core and by fixing the broken portion with ceramic or metal screwed to the remaining portion of 5th teeth with subsequent crown capping was suggested. I am 48 years female, with this procedure what will be the life of the repaired teeth?
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for posting your query.
The life-span of crown fixed tooth which is rc treated depends on how well you maintain and how perfectly the procedure has been done.
For long-lasting use,keep the fixed tooth area clean without plaque accumulation.
Get your teeth cleaned in every 6 months.
Avoid biting on hard,solid foods.
Take complete course of antibiotics.
If re-infection occurs,the whole procedure has to be repeated.
Take care.
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Dentist Dr. Sonia Nayab's  Response
hi spkar

thanks for asking your query
the life of the repaired tooth depends on how well you maintain
if the procedure is very well done or is near to ideal one than it can last for more than 10 years
so maintain good oral hygiene
brush your teeth twice a day
floss after every meal
get your scaling done once in 6 months
avoid biting hard or solid food by your treated tooth
hope this will help.

Answered: Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Duration of the post and core treatment depends upon the efficiency of the treatment done as well as the maintainence by the patient.

Follow the instructions given by the Dentist properly, take complete course of antibiotics and analgesic, avoid food accumulation around the tooth, avoid eating sticy, hard solid food from the same side.

Maintain a good oral hygiene,
Use chlorhexidine mouthwash gargles twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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