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Does a crown have to be ripped off?

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Posted by: Bebopbob  (8 years ago)
My dentist just sliced one side of a crown and then violently ripped the crown off, taking most of tooth with it.
I now may have to have bridge or an implant which I cannot afford.

Isn't there another or better way to remove a crown -- being careful to preserve the tooth that is left?
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Dentist
Hello bebopbob!

Have a look at the video entitled “Dental Crown Removal”. unfortunately it can occur that the tooth in question or even a neighbouring tooth suffers some damage.

If your crown removal procedure was irregularly far removed from the classic approach then maybe you should appeal to his/her fairness about a solution.

All the best!
Posted 8 years ago
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Posted by: jawshock  (8 years ago)
Hello Bebopbob!

Unfortunately, a crown that is permanently cemented to the prepared tooth is difficult or often impossible to remove without breaking the crown or the tooth itself.
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Posted by: goldmj  (8 years ago)
I have a bridge that my dentist says she wants to remove, but I have no pain from it whatsoever and she can't really give me a definite answer why I should remove it. She says she just wants to see what is going on under the bridge better than what x-rays show, but I can't believe that I should risk permanent damage to what is left of my teeth and probably destroying the bridge itself, just for an exploratory search. I've had the bridge for about 8 years, but as I said, it seems fine and I clean underneath it every day. Is there any reason why I should heed this dentist's advice?
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Posted by: prindra1  (8 years ago)
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