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Can you crown a canine tooth

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Old 10-08-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
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Can you crown a canine tooth

I have a upper left canine tooth which was the anchor tooth on
a bridge covering 2 missing molars.. Part of the tooth broke causing the bridge to fail as pin in it broke. Exam by another dentist said that particular canine tooth is extremely long. He says it is almost 3 times as long. He says it could be orthogonally pulled down.

My first question is can a canine tooth be crowned? My dentist tells
me not.

The recommendation is to have implants and new bridge which is over $10K.

If the canine can be crowned then I could have a two tooth partial put in
to span the gap between the teeth.

Any recommendations on which way to proceed.

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Old 10-09-2012, 12:06 PM   #2
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Re: Can you crown a canine tooth

You could have the canine root-treated and left in place. An 'overdenture' could sit on the canine for support and retention. This is likely to be cheaper than a bridge or implant.

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