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Is there an alternative to crown?

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Posted by: Babyblue  (8 years ago)
Hi! Three years ago, I have had a root canal on one of my upper back teeth. Due to lack of insurance, I did not get a crown put in. The dentist said a root canal treated tooth is weak and prone to breaking that is why she is recommending a crown.

Two months ago, the tooth with the root canal broke off and it was dark gray in color. It does not look good. I went to the dentist to ask how to fix this. He said a crown would be placed over the blackened tooth. I can’t afford a crown at this time. Is there a cheaper way to hide the black part of the tooth? Please help. Any suggestion would be highly appreciated.
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Hi! Three years ago, I have had a root canal on one of my upper back teeth. Due to lack of insurance, I did not get a crown put in. The dentist said a root canal treated tooth is weak and prone to breaking that is why she is recommending a crown.

Two months ago, the tooth with the root canal broke off and it was dark gray in color. It does not look good. I went to the dentist to ask how to fix this. He said a crown would be placed over the blackened tooth. I can’t afford a crown at this time. Is there a cheaper way to hide the black part of the tooth? Please help. Any suggestion would be highly appreciated.


Yep there is an alternative costing roughly a third to a quarter what crowns cost, if you can find a good dentist (mostly ex-military) to do it. It is a full cusp coverage amalgam. I have photos of these done 20 years ago and still functioning well in the mouth. Of course, all fully-informed idiots who read psuedo-science in the newspaper know that amalgam is a ghastly material that poisons generations of humans.

Kim Henry, D.M.D.
Posted 8 years ago
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