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Response to magical thyme (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:39 PM

18. Depending on your dental insurance

you will probably find the cost of the crown more painful than the broken tooth. Though, depending on the break, there's an outside chance it could be "patched".

That said, it is important to get in ASAP so that the tooth gets repaired/crowned before you wind up needing a root canal as well (something else I have found to be more painful financially that physically).

As a Baby Boomer, "state of the art" fillings when I was a kid were large, amalgam things that expand and contract. As a result, my molars started cracking in my early 40s and all of them are crowned now. My dentist is not one to do a root canal before crowning a tooth (unless there is signs of infection) though I have wound up having root canals in a few of them - but years after the crowns were put on.

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