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Old 05-20-2005, 04:59 PM   #1
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HI, after a recent visit to my dentist he tokd me that the filling i have in my back tooth is too big & has started to crumble away so i will need to have a crown.
Can you tell me what this process involves & if it hurts.
Also will he fit it over the filling or will he have to remove the filling first?
& what if the crown falls off, i heard its only stuck on with glue!

 
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Old 05-20-2005, 05:39 PM   #2
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Re: Does Having A Crown Hurt??

No, it doesn't hurt. I recently completed crowning all of my teeth because they were starting to crack at an alrming rate and I needed to build my bite up. I've had crowns in the past and never had one come off. The cement they use is super strong. The temporary might come off but you will only wear that for a couple of weeks.

 
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Old 05-20-2005, 05:41 PM   #3
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Re: Does Having A Crown Hurt??

Thankyou for replying & putting my mind at rest.

 
Old 05-20-2005, 05:59 PM   #4
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Re: Does Having A Crown Hurt??

Generally, crowns do not hurt. But anytime you cut into a tooth it is like having surgury on that tooth, it can be very traumatizing to the pulp. Sometimes it can take several months for the tooth to feel "normal" after a permanent crown is placed.

Most likely the dentist will prepare the tooth by cutting it down to a stub. The size of the stub will depend on how much tooth structure is left after the existing filling is taken out and if decay is present. Sometimes if not enough tooth is left to support the crown the dentist will have to build up the tooth. A temporary crown is placed with temporary cement after impressions were taken and the preparation is done. A lab (or some dentist do thier own lab work) will make your new crown. After the crown is fabricated it is then "seated" with permanent cement. This cement is very strong and bonded to the tooth. Rarely does one fall out.

Good luck

 
Old 05-20-2005, 06:31 PM   #5
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Re: Does Having A Crown Hurt??

Thankyou i will let you know how i get on

 
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