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Posted by shaelle on December 16, 2000 at 13:34:10:

In Reply to: Root canal and crown posted by Gloria on December 11, 2000 at 00:54:49:

: I recently had a root canal done on one of the molars and a crown fit. Since i'm in my early twenties, I'm wondering if this tooth and crown would be able to survive for a life-time? (Considering I brush, floss and take good care of it).

Gloria,
Assuming your dentist did excellent work, and the porcelain crown fits properly, and you brushing and FLOSSING regularly around it, then it should last you a good 15+ years. If it does last that long, then you may need a new crown put on if yours wears out. But not all dentists do optimal work, Please read some of the previous posts. Although there are alot of posts here from people who have had trouble with their root canals, etc. There are many people out there who don't have any problems. Of course they are not out here posting their success storys for you to read.
I would say, most people 35 years or older have had a root canal done, (I didn't say everyone 35+) and generally most people don't have trouble with them. I am also going to say that most people don't floss and brush around them very well either. But as long as you do your part, and the work was done properly, it should last you quite a while.
Good luck.

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