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Is a horizontal crack at my tooth margin would cause problem?

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009
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When I was a child I fell on my bike, cracked my front tooth (tooth #10), had a root canal done, then a composite attached to reshape the tooth from the crack. 9 years ago, the composite fell off and I went to the dentist to have a new one done and she said a crown would have to be done as soon as possible. She said the best one was a porcylain fused to gold crown and assured me that no black lines would show because it is not metal, it is gold. (I was young and uneducated in this department…) She immediately drilled down the tooth, took impressions, put a hidious bulky temporary crown on it and I left with a black and blue and extremely raised gum line. I returned 2 weeks later to have another hidious bulky permanent crown put on. The crown was longer than all the teeth in my mouth because she drilled my tooth so high up the gum line that my #10 tooth had a “new” gum line. The gum line is not only still much higher than all the other margins, but the “gold” from inside the hideous crown has darkened my gum line and the bulky crown does not slide under my gum line at all. The gum around the crown not only is dark at the margin, but almost appears to be dark farther up the gum than the actual margin, if that makes any sense. I don’t know why this is. I tried having this dentist resolve these issues, and it was an endless battle, so I decided to give up for now. I did not have the money at that time to persue the situation, or to have the problem fixed by another dentist. Now, 9 years later and financially fit, I have braces that are almost finished. I went to my local dentist to start preparing for the crown to be replaced (after braces come off) who said he could put a new crown on and it would look normal again. I asked him “what about the gum line, how are you planning on making the receeding gum look normal again and come down over the new crown and in line with all the other gums” and he then decided to add that I should see a perio before a new crown is done. I immediatly went to a local perio, he examined the area and told me that he would not be able to graft gum because the tooth was drilled as high as the gum line sits, so there would be nothing to graft to. I asked him if it would be wise for me to have my othodontist bring the #10 tooth down and hope that bone will come with it (and maybe even the gum) and if that would resolve my problem. A lightbulb lit over his head and he said that would be an excellent idea. I went to my ortho the next day, explained what the dentist and perio told me, and he said it is a 50/50 chance that the bone and gum would actually come with the tooth if he brought the tooth down. After all this controversy, I decided to go to a dentist out of the area and in a larger city that was referred to me by a friend. He is a cosmetic dentist (or so he says). He examined my tooth and felt with his instrument that there was a crack on the tooth just above the margin of the crown. He took a close up xray, and there in fact is a horizontal crack on my tooth between the crown margin and the gum line. He said he needs to cut the crown off soon so he can see what we are looking at. He also said a new post would need to be inserted to replace the existing post, as it is too short and not really supporting the tooth anymore. He said if the tooth can be saved (which he says is very very likely) he would put a temporary crown on, have my gum examined by his perio, have my ortho bring the tooth down with the temp crown in place, and return to have a Lava crown put on when all is ready. My questions are: All these professionals are giving me different advise on my gum line situation, I can’t be the only person out there with this problem. Will the gum most likely come down with my tooth and temp crown and avoid the need for perio work altogether? Is it normal for a gum to appear slightly discolored from a gold fused crown all the way up, and not just at the margin? Is a horizontal crack at my margin a cause for concern? (The last thing I want is an implant…) Is a Lava crown the best choice for a 100% natural look? I’m sorry this is so long, but after speaking to the dentist out of the area (that noticed the crack) he seemed to need to know everything from the beginning to be able to better help me. My lack of trust is explainable based on all these professionals telling me different things, and after my initial experience with a horrible crown. I would just like some other professional opinions, if possible. Thank you…


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How can I preserve the broken teeth?

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009
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If a child breaks a front tooth in half horizontally and you have the piece can it be reattached? What should be done with the broken tooth piece to preserve it and how long do you have to get it to the dentist?


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
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I was wondering if my chipped teeth might decay?

Monday, October 19th, 2009
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I have a chipped tooth in the front and i was wondering just because it is chipped will it decay or get worse?


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Can I hv free treatment for my teeth as I cant afford?

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
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Hello dr andrew moore my question is since having 5 children my teeth have broke at the back of my mouthand they are horriable i dont think i have smiled properly for about 8 years i need alot of work doing on them and carnt afford it as i am a single parent could you give me some information on how to get help as i just want to smile again


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Advance Dental Clinic
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Can my wisdom tooth make my bottom teeth crook?

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
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Hi there i have a question for you i have a impacted wisdom tooth its my lower right side my dentist told me i could take it out whenever i want and its not a big deal, well my question is can that wisdom tooth cause my second molar to start raising up and make a couple of my bottom teeth crooked? because that is happening but like i said he said it wasnt a big deal!? can you please help me? thanks


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Dr Kalpesh Bohara

The Dental Suite
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What would be the cost for repair of chipped teeth?

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009
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My two top front teeth are chipped and i am concerned they will chip even more is it possible to repair them, will i have to go private and hoe much roughly will it cost, as i am having trouble finding an nhs dentist.


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Dr Justin Glaister

Umbrella
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I m 20 Will I be missing two teeth as they hv turned black?

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009
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Yesterday my two front lower teeth moved and when i got home i notice their where turning black from the bottom and is soo weird because my teeth are healthy soo my question is am i going to be a 20 year girl missing two teeth?:(


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Dr Justin Glaister

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What would be the treatment for my crooked tooth?

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009
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Hi, i have one tooth that is crooked what treatment would i need to fix this my front right tooth is slightly in front of the left one


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Dr Justin Glaister

Umbrella
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Is there a way to get my lower teeth lined up?

Monday, October 12th, 2009
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My question is about my lower teeth, 4 to 5 of them are overcrowded but also some are kind of chipped but do not have a hole in them. Is there a way to get them to line up in every way?


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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My gum is so sore cannot bite on teeth will i loose my tooth

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009
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Hi i am depserate need for some advice !!! i had accident when i was 4 lost my milk teeth have posted crowns since 28 years now i think i have a fracture !!! my gum is so sore cannot bite on teeth will i loose my tooth ??? am so upset i have battled with dentists all my life !! many ops and treatments pls help me !! so worried cannot afford implants !!


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Dr Justin Glaister

Umbrella
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