Category Archives: Crowns

Using porcelain fused to metal crowns

When is it OK to use porcelain fused to metal crowns?  My dentist wants to put one on my molar, but I thought that all-porcelain crowns were better.

Brady C.- Washington


All-porcelain crowns are generally best because of appearance issues. Porcelain-fused-to-metal cro
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My tooth chipped all the way through, do I need a crown?

I broke my tooth down to the gum line and it had a root canal last year. I have no pain with the tooth but did go to the dentist and he told me I needed a crown. I have a tight budget and really don’t want to spend the money. Is it really necessary to have the crown done?

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Dental crown pain with any pressure?

I had a dental crown fitted on a bottom back molar around a year ago and haven’t had any problems with it until now. I ate some ice cream last night and since then my tooth has been very painful when putting any pressure on the tooth like brushing and trying to eat. What’s going on with t
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Getting a crown on a root canal?

I got a root canal because my tooth was infected and a small portion of my tooth broke. Four months have passed and I’m supposed to get a crown but have not yet. Is it really necessary for me to put a crown on it even though it feels fine now?

Thanks, Ken

Dear Ken,

When we
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What can I do to fix my gray tooth from a root canal?

I cracked my front tooth and had to have a root canal to avoid infection. The tooth is now gray and my dentist never told me this would happen. Will internal bleach help me and is there anything else I can do to make my gray tooth match my white ones?

Thanks, Ben

Dear Ben,

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Can a tooth infection be dangerous?

I heard the craziest thing today, and have to ask someone about it.

I broke one of my molars off a little while ago, maybe 10 days or so. After a day or two, I started having pretty bad pain in my face and jaw. It has been getting worse, and now it seems like I feel pain in my nose and beh
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What should I do about old, ugly crowns?

I have some pretty old crowns on my teeth. They were put in place more than 20 years ago, and they are looking pretty awful. There is a very obvious black line where my gums meet my teeth, and they have always looked very “fake”.

What are my options? What about Lumineers? IR
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Will any dentist treat a patient in addiction recovery with pain medication?

I hope you can help me. I need some advice, and I would rather ask in a more anonymous way first, because I’ve had just about enough rejection. I am currently in treatment for addiction to opiates. When I told my dentist that I was on methadone, he refused to give me any medication for pain
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