INTERESTING CASE: CROWN AND POST FALL OUT

Interesting Case: Crown and Post Fall Out While a 70 year old male was visiting from another country, his upper lateral incisor crown fell out along with a post. (The post was placed in the space where a root canal was performed.) There are some complications when evaluating a crown that has fallen out with regards to the crown actually staying in. One point to evaluate is if there is enough...

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Porcelain chipping on crowns

Porcelain chipping on crowns One of the frustrating parts of dentistry is when a patient reports that their crown has chipped. For most cases it’s the porcelain that is chipping on a porcelain fused to zirconium or metal crown, or it could be an all porcelain crown. In any case, it’s frustrating to spend the money on a crown only to need a new one a 7 or 8 years down the road. Crown repair...

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YOUR DENTAL BRIDGE IS FAILING

Your Dental Bridge is Failing What is a Bridge A dental bridge, or a fixed dental bridge, is a method to replace a missing tooth by putting a dental crown on each tooth on either side of a space, and then connecting a missing tooth to the crown on each side. The bridge is then permanently cemented so that you don’t have to take it out every night like you would with a removable partial...

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WHY CRACKS ON A LOWER MOLAR INDICATE A TOOTH SHOULD BE CROWNED

WHY CRACKS ON A LOWER MOLAR INDICATE A TOOTH SHOULD BE CROWNED   Sometimes a dentist recommends a crown for a tooth such as a lower molar, but the tooth doesn’t hurt or feel odd.  Is the dentist wrong?  Not likely. The further one chews towards the back of the mouth, the more force is generated on the teeth. On the back of the lower molars, a crack can develop. Without treatment the...

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ROOT CANAL TOOTH WITH VERY LITTLE TOOTH STRUCTURE

  Root Canal Tooth with Very Little Tooth Structure       I  recently completed more continuing dental education at our annual convention in Atlanta. It always provides the  opportunity to learn new techniques and revisit and update my views and knowledge on the treatment of various dental situations.   A condition which recently came to attention is the broken root canal tooth. One way...

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A DENTAL IMPLANT: WHAT CAN GO WRONG BEFORE YOU RECEIVE YOUR IMPLANT CROWN?

A dental implant: what can go wrong before you receive the crown on your implant? For those not familiar with dental implants, here’s some basic information:  Once the tooth has been removed and the bone in the area is stable, an implant usually made out of titanium, is placed in the area. This is a tubular shaped rod with a threaded incline in the middle of the rod. During the healing...

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