My canine tooth has broken completely and the adjacent premolar is also grossly decayed. The dentist is suggesting implant for the broken tooth and rct for the premolar. Will just RCT remove the black decay that is visible? Also, will post and core for the canine suffice or is an implant compulsory in this case?
Also, my front two incisors were chipped in an accident three months ago. I don't feel any pain or sensitivity in them. Is there a requirement of RCT ?because the dentist only suggested filling on top.
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After looking at your teeth clinically, the treatment plan for you might look like this-
1) RCT for your canine followed by post core & some crown lengthening procedure which will help in longevity of the tooth.
2) RCT in your premolar too
3) Joint crowns for both the teeth.
4)your incisors need only filling
x-ray will help for exact treatment plan . but acoording to your pic
1.for canine best treatment is implant or go for RCT then crown lengthening ,post and core and good quality cap.
2.for premolar- RCT and cap
3. for front teeth cosmatic filling
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Dear you asked many question i will try to answer each one of them
1)yes rct will sufficient for decay , if rct is followed by cap that will be more than enough
2) for post and core :- its necessary to have at least 20% of tooth structure above the gum
Your dentist can do crown lengthening and then post and core can be done
3) implant is better but i would like to do more conservative t/t but it depends on doctor to doctor
4) For front teeth if your doc. Is saying restoration will be sufficient , then no need for rct as rct is only required when injury is deep enough to reach pulp(soft tissues inside teeth)
Hi, yours is a case with multiple treatment options.. your premolar requires rct definitely, your canine might sustain after post n core provided one involves your lateral incisor too in a bridge.. 2 incisors u can get them filled but lasting soution might be a crown only.. all the best
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