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, 03:15 PM   #1
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 44
LINDA5ONE4 HB User
My Last ?..80% filling should have a crown?

Hi Again

Thank you all so much for your advice ....My last question is
I had a filling put in and it is 80% of the tooth and I feel that maybe they should have put a crown on it ....can I go back and have that done .....This was done last week......any last thoughts......I don't know why it was not suggested while I was there .....

Thanks so much

I am very stressed about this as you can tell...............

 
Old 06-18-2006, 08:52 AM   #2
Inactive
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Montreal
Posts: 106
JenniferE HB User
Re: My Last ?..80% filling should have a crown?

If the tooth has that much filling in it, a crown may be an option. However, it might not be the best choice. In order to place a crown on the tooth, the dentist would need to drill down even more of the natural tooth structure and filling. As a result, you may need to have a post added to the tooth for more support. Your dentist would also need to make sure the roots are healthy enough to support a crown.

Your dentist might not have chosen to place a crown on this tooth because maybe the tooth might not be able to support a crown and/or you wouldn't need just a crown. Placing a filling in the tooth is a more concervative method and sometimes the only choice one is really left with.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Failing composite filling onthetopo Dental Health 4 06-27-2009 08:35 PM
Crown over filling? Flyerfan Dental Health 1 03-07-2008 08:54 PM
Did I lose a filling? howdoihelp Dental Health 1 01-25-2007 08:45 AM
is this outrageous or normal? filling charges gingerbread55 Dental Health 3 08-21-2006 12:29 PM
Severe pain after crown and filling maysamo Dental Health 4 06-28-2006 09:43 AM




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 02:54 AM.



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!