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Broken front teeth
My front teeth were root canal treated 20 years back..I was using zirconia caps.. it was looking very good and I was feeling so happy..recently due to unexpected circumstances and un known reason my teeth broken off inside crown. Tooth structure not enough to put cap again...on advice of senior dentist got extracted and implant process going on..I'm very much shocked at loosing 2 from teeth at such a young age..huge amount if money spent on this treatment. After extraction  im shocked to see I mirror how it looks.. What is the life of root canal treated teeth ? Usually after many years do RCT teeth cause problems?What is they life of implant? I'm wondering if more care had been taken my root canal teeth wouldn't have broken ? How many years implant will last ? Is it correct decision to go for implant?
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A RCT-treated tooth generally doesn't get infected, but there might be another reason for the failure. Anyway, there is no other choice apart from implants; regular dental visits will help prolong the life of implants. But always remember, it's not your natural tooth, so take good care.
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Implants if properly maintained/taken care of, can last for even more than 15- 20 years. But the key point is maintaining proper oral hygiene and regular check up.
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Good RCTs last for good 10-15years, even longer with proper patient care. but the tooth eventually has to go, hence replacement with a bridge or an implant is recommended, bridge uses neighbouring teeth for support which intentionally then need to be trimmed and rct has to be done , hence implant is anyday the better treatment available, once fixed and taken up by the body it is usually life long. the overlying crown is placed after minimum 3 months of implant placement ( in most of cases) .
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make a dental visit, get an xray done , evaluate the possibility of implant placement and go ahead.
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Hello Rct treated tooth ll be for long if thr not much pressure on it And implant ll safe for 15-20 years Yes u can go for implant after extraction
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Hi from the history given above maybe the crown broke along with the tooth structure. When there is not enough tooth structure the retention of the crown is questionable. Hence the dentist must have advised extraction and implants. A root canal treatment has a success rate of about 92%. Capping a root canal treated tooth is necessary as it is subjected to forces of mastication and since the strength of the tooth is reduced after a root canal treatment, the cap provides external strength. But one has to keep in mind that no hard biting is advised with crowns as you don't know how the forces or stresses can damage the tooth inside. So the root canal as such did not fail in your case. An implant is a permanent replacement option. Definitely one which lasts long and has a good life. In the implant the implant screw mimics the tooth root and the cap is placed on top of it. It's more aesthetic, resistant and durable. So it is indeed the right decision. Get temporary crowns or provisional restorations till you get your implant crowns since it's your front teeth. Do not worry. Gear up for your new redesigned smile.
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Patients only visit us dentists in times of pain. Very few patients are aware or actually take an initiative to visit the dentists office once a year. It's always better to get regular assessments and followups just to ensure your oral hygiene is fine and you have no new issues. Please make sure you do the same from now on.
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Hi It depends on the patient's maintenance and general health condition ,If the patient's maintenance is excellent,if patient's maintains good oral hygiene and surrounding structure around the cap, it will last for 10-25 years If not,It can get fractured within 2-3 year's. Same applies to implants,the only difference is your bone,as long as your bone is healthy and sound around the implant nothing will happen,extra and maintenance plays very important role
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*Maintain good oral hygiene and health *Avoid sticky food,hard food *Regularly flossing *Frequent visit to your dental surgeon for check up for every 6 months
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