I can’t afford two new crowns.

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This summer we had a patient call our office.  She asked if she could set up an appointment to have her tooth looked at.  She noticed that a piece of her tooth was missing, and she didn’t know if a piece of the tooth had broken off, or a piece of the filling was gone.

The mesial buccal cusp is broken off tooth #14.

After looking at the tooth, The filling looks pretty much intact. The way I see it, a piece of the tooth broke off. If you look closely at the tooth you can see other cracks. The tooth does have the potential of more pieces breaking off. The patient wasn’t having any discomfort or pain, and so, for the sake of completeness, we asked if we could take an x-ray of the tooth.

Tooth numbers 14 and 15 both need crowns.

I remember looking at this x-ray thinking, that’s too bad. Tooth number 15 needs a crown, because of the root canal treatment. Any time a back tooth has a root canal, it’s recommended that a crown be placed. It can be disheartening to go through with a root canal, then lose it, when the tooth splits in half. The crown prevents the tooth from this occurring.  The patient needs two crowns.

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Seasons of Smiles Dental

Norman Medina DDS

100 Elm St.

Camden, Maine 04843

(207) 236-4740


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