Dental post and/or core
Please note I am seeking inputs from you regarding my dental treatment. I have a teeth #4 with top crown fell off and has only roots. So doctor suggested a treatment of placing post and crown on it without extracting the teeth.
Please advice me on this. like is it durable solution. What are the pros and cons? Any alternate better solution?
Thanks to such conversations I learnt that root-canaling a tooth means disconnecting it from the nerve that feeds it. And there are valid reasons why this should be done.
The tooth is then rendered just a dummy and is useful only for chewing the food. The tooth needs a cap which in medical terms for not quite understandable reasons is also called "crown" ! Extracting the tooth would mean loss of a chewing agent....
If this cap/crown falls off for any reason, it's advisable to replace it as soon as possible.
In fact, I am currently undergoing treatment for root-canal and crowning which should end by next week. more