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Pinning Crowns

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Posted by: EBONY57  (7 years ago)
I had a crown fall off and found out that the tooth it was stuck onto had broken off as well. I have been told that I will need to have it pinned and a new tooth made. Is this straightforward.
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I had a crown fall off and found out that the tooth it was stuck onto had broken off as well. I have been told that I will need to have it pinned and a new tooth made. Is this straightforward.

Your terminology is confusing. It sounds like there is not enough structure to which to attach a new crown. Someone wants to do a buildup with self-threading pins.

If so, make sure they used bonded amalgam, which is much more decay resistant than composite resin.

Doing a pin-retained buildup is only a little more difficult than doing the average filling on a back tooth.
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