My crown on the last lower right molar was done about 10 years ago. One dentist told me it there could be problem with it but leave it alone if it’s not bothering you, another said it needed to be restored because there appeared to be leakage but I needed to see an endodontist.. I decided to restore it. A post had been placed in the tooth previous. Endodontist starts drilling and discovered the roots were filled with gold (can you believe it, gold) and the crown is like one unit and there is a risk of tooth breakage if they try to remove the crown. The attempt to remove the gold was futile and I was told just leave it alone. The tooth has a temporary patch. Of course I don’t want to lose my tooth. My osteoporosis makes pulling a tooth somewhat risker. The tooth was not bothing me and I hope it continues not to, but my fear is that it will develop decay. I need the crown filled now, can this be done? Is this the only solution?
Dr Andrew Moore
Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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