Time Between Root Canal and Crown?

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by tafkajosh, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. tafkajosh

    tafkajosh Guest

    Hi Everyone,

    I've been reading this group, and am grateful for everyone's
    willingness to offer time and advice.

    I had an emergency root canal on 11/17. I went from no pain to serious
    pain in a couple days, and although there was no physical evidence from
    the xrays, the doctor was pretty sure I needed the canal. I was very
    sensitive to air, and breathing in hard caused lots of pain.

    Unfortunately, i was away on business at the time, and had to find a
    dentist who could see me immediately in the city I was visiting. The
    canal seemed to go well, and they put in a "build up" inside the tooth
    to hold me over until I can get a permanent crown. (Charged me $1000 -
    is this nuts? I didn't have much of a choice). Since I was leaving town
    shortly, this wasn't an option at the dentist who did the canal.

    Here's my question- I made an appointment for 12/19 to be seen by a
    local dentist for a crown. Is this too long to wait? I don't have any
    pain, but have read that my tooth might fracture. Am I waiting too long
    for the crown?

    Also, what type of crown is strongest?

    Thanks SO much for your help.

    Best,
    Josh
     
    tafkajosh, Nov 29, 2005
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    I like to remove the build-up and make one piece of solid porcelain to
    extend 10-12 mm into the tooth. This is a better mimic of tooth structure
    than gold is.

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    Amatus Cremona, Nov 29, 2005
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    Usually you can wait 2-3 months, but I have seen teeth crack sooner. I
    think that if the tooth cracks in half in the first 3 months, it was already
    cracked so bad that it would not have been worth restoring anyway.

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    Amatus Cremona, Nov 29, 2005
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    For a molar RCT and build-up, it is cheap. Sorry, but inflation hits
    dentistry as well as the Farmers near here in Richmond, Virginia.

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    Amatus Cremona, Nov 29, 2005
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  5. tafkajosh

    george1234 Guest

    On Wed, 30 Nov 2005 03:02:59 GMT, Steven Bornfeld
    <> wrote:
    Really tough guys in your practice, maybe that accouts for your good
    manners;)
     
    george1234, Dec 3, 2005
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  6. george1234 wrote:
    And I'm a little guy. Dartos can get away with far more than I can on
    that count.

    Steve

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    http://www.dentaltwins.com
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    718-258-5001
     
    Mark & Steven Bornfeld, Dec 3, 2005
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  7. tafkajosh

    Stovepipe Guest

    Dartos <> wrote:
    'Way out there in Two Sticks In Mud, Wyomazona, where you are, that
    would be a good idea.
    SP
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    Stovepipe, Dec 4, 2005
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