Re: another question regarding crowns
Each tooth is evaluated on an individual basis. For some teeth, placing a crown on them might be a good option. Other teeth, it's not such a good choice. One thing to remember is, when you remove a large filling in a tooth, there may not be much left in order to support a crown. The tooth may break while the filling is being removed. There is always a risk in removing a large filling.
Sometimes it is best just to leave the tooth alone. In order to prep a tooth for crown placement, a large portion of the tooth is drilled away to form a cone shape. Sometimes a post needs to be added to the tooth for support. The dentist will also need to evaluate the roots as well to make sure they are healthy enough to be able to support a crown.
Crowns aren't always the best solution. There's a lot of factors to consider, so it's best to have a full set of x-rays taken and then consult with your dentist on the best treatment for you.
Last edited by JenniferE; 06-18-2006 at 09:31 AM.