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Can you crown a fractured tooth?
People also ask, can a tooth crack under a crown?
A filling, onlay or crown is often used to restore cusp fractures. When a crack extends vertically from the chewing surface toward the root, this is known as a cracked tooth. It is sometimes difficult to determine the extent of the crack, especially when it occurs under a filling or crown.
Also Know, what happens if a broken tooth goes untreated? If left untreated, a broken tooth can collect bacteria, risking infection or abscess. A broken tooth also risks nerve damage and may lead to needing a root canal.
One may also ask, how do you tell if you have a cracked tooth under a crown?
Symptoms of a cracked tooth
- pain when chewing or biting, especially when you release the bite.
- sensitivity to heat, cold, or sweetness.
- pain that comes and goes, but is rarely continuous.
- swelling of the gum around the affected tooth.
Is a broken crown an emergency?
Needless to say, a broken crown qualifies as a dental emergency, so the first thing you should do after noticing something is wrong is immediately call your dentist. Aside from potentially being painful, the risk of developing a bacterial infection goes up the longer you wait to have the crown repaired.