Crowns or a Root Canal for a Cracked Tooth
No matter how careful we are in life, sometimes we forget our teeth can’t handle everything we want them to handle! A cracked tooth is nothing to mess around with, and should always be taken care of as soon as possible. What option is best for you, will be determined by your dentist.
A crown simply is placed over your existing tooth. Anesthesia is given so that you feel more comfortable during the procedure…..sedation is also an option to relax you even more, if you need it. Once that happens, the tooth will need to be prepped. Your dentist will most likely have to remove some of the tooth’s original structure so there is enough room for the crown.
Once the tooth has been prepared properly, our dentist will want to make an impression of it and send it off to the lab. The lab will make the permanent crown. Until it is ready, your dentist will fit you with a temporary one. Once the permanent one is ready, it will be cemented into place on the remaining tooth’s structure. Root Canal Pricing Manhattan NY 10016
In some cases, a crown is not the best option. If the crack has extended into the pulp (center) of the tooth, it has to be treated first with a root canal. Once the root canal has been done, a crown will be placed to keep the crack from spreading. Again, a temporary crown will be placed until the permanent is ready.
Having a root canal involves clearing out all the decayed tooth’s matter, and also removing the nerve of the tooth. While some think a root canal is extremely painful, if it is done right, that is simply not the case. Zero pain should be felt during the procedure, and after, only minor discomfort should be felt. Root Canal Pricing Manhattan NY 10016
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