Re: Root Canal & Crown .vs. Extraction & Partial?
Beanie, I have the same story as yours, I have taken care of my teeth and been to the dentist many many times but they say that I have no enamel on my teeth that is why they break so easy, I have had quite a few root canals done and crowned, some have lasted and some have not. I had one that was crowned with a silver crown and it got a small pin hole in it,probably from eating something hard and it caved in. I have opted to have that one and another bottom tooth removed and a partial put in. I do not have them yet so I can't comment on which is better, Just give you my thought on it. I have spent so much money on crowns and fillings to no avail that I have decided on the partial. They can only fill the same tooth so many times, till there is nothing left of your natural tooth to work with.
While it is usually better to try to save your natural teeth, sometimes that is not an option. Good luck to you.