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Old 04-20-2017, 03:02 PM
 
Location: New England
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I had a root canal about 5 weeks ago on an upper molar, # 14 I think.

I guess he had to make a good sized hole in the tooth to do the root canal. Said that it won't be an easy crown to do.

Recently had to shell out some money for a couple of other health tests, and would prefer not to pay another 400-500 for a crown.


Is it always necessary to do a crown on a molar, after a root canal?? Thanks.
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Old 04-20-2017, 03:55 PM
 
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Yes, the tooth structure has been weakened and will need to have a crown.
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Old 04-20-2017, 09:27 PM
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Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I have had a few, and yes, what the dentist said is that the stump left must be protected or will break from weakness, and end up leaving a space after extraction, or an implant. I have had a couple of those too, and a $700 crown is much less expensive than a $4,000 implant.
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:50 PM
 
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If you didn't want to get a crown you should never have authorized the root canal. I'm guessing that wasn't cheap, and it all may go to waste if you don't get the crown.
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Old 04-22-2017, 04:57 AM
 
Location: New England
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If you didn't want to get a crown you should never have authorized the root canal. I'm guessing that wasn't cheap, and it all may go to waste if you don't get the crown.

I asked if it was necessary. And the unforeseen health tests were unexpected. I've had the crown appointment for weeks now. Hopefully my dentist doesn't find it a difficult crown to do.
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Old 04-22-2017, 09:32 PM
 
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I asked if it was necessary. And the unforeseen health tests were unexpected. I've had the crown appointment for weeks now. Hopefully my dentist doesn't find it a difficult crown to do.
My car died last week while I was halfway (and halfway paid) through a bridge being made. I would have liked to save that money for another vehicle because I'm dirt poor as can be but I wasn't going to walk away with 2 teeth filed down and nothing to cover them, so I had to bite the bullet and finish paying for the bridge. Its just what you have to do.

Maybe you should get a 2nd opinion on the crown and find a dentist who doesnt find it hard. You've already had a root canal so he can shape the tooth however he needs to to fit a crown. Maybe there isn't enough tooth left to provide a solid base for the crown? A 2nd opinion might not be a bad idea here. At least ask why its oging to be hard to crown it so you can be better informed before throwing more money at it.
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