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Which is the Best Option: Post Crown or Maryland Bridge?

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
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I have fractured one of my lateral incisors along the gum line, which I had root treatment for approximately 10 years ago. I visited my regular dentist who has advised me to wait until the tooth breaks off and then he will probably be able to fit a post crown providing the root is OK. I visited a private dentist for a second opinion, who has advised that I have the tooth extracted and consider having a Maryland bridge or an implant fitted. I am totally confused and don’t know what to do. I can’t afford an implant so what would be the best option, a post crown or a Maryland bridge? Your advice would be greatly appreciated, many thanks.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Have A Crown With A Post That Keeps Coming Loose. What Is The Best Way To Get This Fixed?

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
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Why does my crown with a post keep coming loose? It is about 11 years old and I have been to my dentist at least 3 times in order to have it glued back in.  It is a front tooth with 5 more crowns next to it, all of which are fine so I just wondered if it may be the case that the crown could be glued in stronger?  I would be very grateful for your advice as I am getting to the point of thinking about having it removed and having a false tooth fitted as a replacement.


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
Web: www.mulberrydental.co.uk Tel: 01932 223 479

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What Should I Do If I’ve Cracked The Post Of My Crown

Thursday, April 4th, 2013
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Hi Dr. Moore
I had a crown fitted with post (a short post, apparently) some seven years ago on my large upper front incisor.
I recently bit down hard on a tiny piece of chicken bone (not knowingly!), suffering pain and very slight forward displacement of tooth.
Visited local walk in Teaching Hospital and X-Ray showed that the post was broken, with the crown intact.
There is slight movement to tooth, no constant pain and no signs of infection.
My questions;
1. Is it possible to replace post and/or crown
2. Will I lose the tooth
3. What are the chances of infection and further damage
4. What are my options
Regards. 


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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A Tooth That I Had Root Canal Treatment On 15 Years Ago Fell Out, What Do I Do?

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
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Hi I wonder if you can help . I had root canal treatment on one of my teeth( I think it was the 3rd one in from the front tooth) around 15 years ago. Everything has been fine up until now with it. I had quite a shock as last night the whole tooth fell out in one piece including two metal posts which are attached to what I presume is a crown . It was such a long time ago I can’t actually remember what treatment I received! It is quite a mystery, anyways obviously I am now very upset to see a gap at the side where the tooth was . Will I be able to just have this replaced by my dentist or will I need a dental implant or worse ?? It could become quite an issue for me if I do not get it fixed so I say, thank you your help would be much appreciated .


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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What is the best solution to repair a loose post crown connected to a bridge and another post crown?

Friday, January 4th, 2013
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hi im looking for some advice/information please what are the options/best solution to repairing a loose post crown connected to a bridge and another post crown? on the upper jaw, at the front, one of the tooth routes has apparently got a split (not certain??) and the advice given was to remove the tooth completely, wait 3-6 months for it to heal and then fit a new bridge spanning the gap of three teeth. is this a recommended course of action couldnt the existing bridge just be cemented back in? (i have a new dentist and im a bit unsure of her!) any response is welcome thank you


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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My new crowns do not match my teeth, is there anything I can do?

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
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Hi. I had my front top teeth crowned many years ago due to them being discoloured and ‘ridged’ (lots of cough medicine as a child). They looked great, but over the years I’ve had to have some replaced. Now I seem to have a mouth-full of non-matching crowns! (In shape, size & colour). Is there anything that could be done to change the colour of a crown or add a veneer’| I also have a crown on a post which is about to break off. My NHS dentist advised to have the root removed and have a small denture – I really don’t want this. I’ve asked about an implant but he doesn’t seem keen. What can I do? Thanks.


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Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
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The post of my crown is very dark, is there anyway to make the crown itself more opaque?

Thursday, October 13th, 2011
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Hi, 4 years ago, i had a metal fused to porcelain crown done, and recently i went to a cosmetic dentist to get a all ceramic crown done, i only then realised i had a metal post and now it shines through my all ceramic crown.my dentist did suggest that it is very difficult to remove a healthy post and mine is very healthy it could fracture resulting an implant and i cant take the high risk. Would it be possible to still have a ceramic crown but have it bit more opaque in the middle to hide the metal post? My teeth are shade A1 and my dentist said i would have to go for a much yellow crown to hide the post but can he not make it a bit more opaque in the middle to eliminate the greyish colour metal post?
Many thanks!


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Will my old, metal crown post cause me any harm?

Friday, June 17th, 2011
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Hello doctor, I wonde if you could answer a quick question?

I have a crown diffused to metal and the dentist lately tried to remove it to adjust the color a little. The crown was done with temporary cement about 7 months ago. He tried hard but he could not remove the crown what I am worried about is that I have uncovered metal at the back of the crown from where he tried to remove it. Is this safe as I am concerned about drinking hot stuff and any leakage from the same metal since it is not covered with porcelain, im worried about the damage it could cause.

Thank you for your time 


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Dr Sunita Verma

Sparkle Dental Boutique
311 Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AT
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I need my loose crown fitting, would a new post be a good place to start?

Thursday, May 12th, 2011
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I have a crown which was loose and my dentist informs me it is the post it is on which is the problem. It has been there for a long time – a new tooth was fitted probably 10/15 years ago onto exsisting post.
What are my options to have it replaced – it is near the front.

I am also on pension credit guarentee which means I don’t pay for dental work. If necessary could I offer to pay to have something done.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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My crown has broken off. What should I do and how much will it cost?

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
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My crown broke off leaving the metal post embedded in the remaining tooth.? Front tooth.
Emergency services could not help me.
what will be the next proceedure as i nee to return to work following the bank holiday and i dont wish to be walking around with a massive gap in my tooth.
I still have the crown with me which was fitted over 15 years ago. I have the other 3 crowns in place. I dont think they are weakened. The dentist I spoke with at the emergency services said this could have been a result of wear and tear.
What should I do & how much will this cost?


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Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
Web: www.e-dentalpractice.co.uk