It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Dental Health Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-17-2006, 04:57 AM   #1
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 44
LINDA5ONE4 HB User
another question regarding crowns

Hello

If you had large fillings would you place a crown on them to save the teeth
I am 37 and have a few large fillings that I want to put crowns on to save my teeth .....before I have more problems ......Did anyone do this, I am so afraid of having no teeth as I get older and crowns seem to be the best solution one of the fillings is staring to break away...so I figured I would have the other done also.......
Thanks for the input ....I appreciate it....
I have one crown now for ten years ...

 
Old 06-17-2006, 02:24 PM   #2
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 44
LINDA5ONE4 HB User
Re: another question regarding crowns

Thanks for answering ...do you think that is a good thing to do for a tooth with 80% filling ....They just put it in but I feel there should be a crown to protect it .................any thoughts
Thanks Linda

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 06-18-2006, 09:30 AM   #3
Inactive
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Montreal
Posts: 106
JenniferE HB User
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.

 
Old 06-20-2006, 02:55 PM   #4
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,789
galinaqt HB User
Re: another question regarding crowns

I always follow what my dentist says. If he says I need a crown I do it, I didn't try to learn more about it. Do you trust your dentist? May be you need to change him.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Problem with possible allergy to crowns girlmovingtobos Dental Health 3 11-14-2007 07:17 PM
Did I pay too much for crowns under dental plan? Richard91016 Dental Health 2 10-16-2007 06:26 PM
Another mystery-allergic to crowns??? pinktulip Dental Health 10 02-08-2007 05:37 AM
Sore gums above new procera crowns Severine Dental Health 4 02-05-2007 08:49 PM
5 crowns down and another 5 to go - normal? Obergurgl Dental Health 4 12-07-2006 07:47 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:27 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!