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18 Sep 2007

Crowns
Hi Doc

Thanks for the advice u gave me the other day i had the second stage of the root canal yesterday. whle i was at the dentist i asked him whether i could crown my protruding front tooth he said yes but he would have to work on the tooth next to it as well so it would be stronger and it would cost me double about R3800. I just dont see the reasoning it's just one tooth why interfere with the good one? He also said i might have to crown the tooth i had root canalled and the tooth next to it so it would be stronger with the same cost as above. Is all of this necessary? Thanks alot.
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01 Jan 0001

sometimes if the support is not sufficent, you will need additional retention from an adjacent tooth. root canal treated tooth are crowned as they become weak after the root canal treatment. A crown is the best option to prevent fracture of the treated tooth. the advice he is giving you seems to be sound.
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