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Old 04-21-2009, 03:53 PM   #1
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Porcelain crown has air pocket

In Aug 2006 I had a porcelain crown put in. In Aug 2007 I was eating some almonds and bit down too hard and it came out. The dentist recemented it. For the last two months I can feel an air pocket and it feels loose but I am careful not to use that side of my mouth.

Am I in danger of it coming out? Insurance will not cover it because it has not been 5 years. It will cost me $1,200 to completely redo it and I don't have the money.

Betsy

 
Old 04-21-2009, 04:49 PM   #2
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Re: Porcelain crown has air pocket

It's very possible the crown needs to be cemented again. I had a crown that kept on coming out and had to be cemented several times. If your crown is loose that means it's not sealed properly and this will allow food and debris to get up under it and cause you to lose the entire thing and end up having to have it all pulled, and then an implant or bridge put in.

I later found out that my crown kept coming out because my ex dentist did the "prep" work wrong. I ended up having to have all of his work redone. I had to have a bridge put in because the entire thing had to come out. He had done it wrong. It cost sooo much, but I now have a dentist who knows what he's doing and has corrected all my previous work....

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Old 04-21-2009, 06:24 PM   #3
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Re: Porcelain crown has air pocket

Thanks. I was afraid of that. $1200...ouch.

Betsy

 
Old 05-03-2009, 07:06 AM   #4
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Re: Porcelain crown has air pocket

Gold crowns are more durable. My dental office recommended it to me instead of the porcelain which she said could be prone to breaking/cracking eventually. I already lost one root canal tooth as it had to be pulled out entirely after awhile....so I will agree for them to use gold. Gold crowns are recommended for molars. But it's a molar tooth anyway so it's not so apparent...who cares eh?


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