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Posted by: Nik | 2012/02/03

Q.

Can I crown?

I had a gold upside down T put in 5 years ago. I wasn''t always wary of how i bit into food because I never thought it would have came loose. Two weeks back while biting into a burger it came off. So went back to the dentist &  he glued it back on. Ever since I have been extremely careful of what I bite into, if its something hard or sticky I tend to bite on the side. Problem is, Im just uneasy about it, It fell off after 5 years, I wanna know if there''s any procedure that I can do to have it taken out &  maybe have my teeth filed down &  just have a fill at the edge, I have good teeth &  I heard that by having a crown done you have to file the tooth down to the root &  then attach the crown. I honestly don''t want that because its not guaranteed to be strong enough till lifes end so im really confused. Is there any way that I can have my teeth back to the way it was before putting the T? I just wanna remove it &  have the edge crowned. Also how strong is the crown? Im not talking about opening bottle caps or pulling on toffee sticks but in general eating &  stuff? Will it also loose its strength over time &  fall off? I don''t want to crown my teeth either if they gonna file to the root because my teeth are in excellent condition &  don''t wanna loose them. Just wanna sort out the edge.

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Treatment options with depend on the size of te gold, health of remaining tooth structurs, bite forces, etc.
If it fell out once, it is likely to fall out again.
Discuss treatment options with your dentist after a proper assessment has been done. have an x-ray taken as well

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Posted by: dental expert | 2012/02/03

Treatment options with depend on the size of te gold, health of remaining tooth structurs, bite forces, etc.
If it fell out once, it is likely to fall out again.
Discuss treatment options with your dentist after a proper assessment has been done. have an x-ray taken as well

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