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What crown material to choose for molar?
Hi, I had root canal on tooth #46 in September 1st week. I didnt do crown yet. I had the same symptoms of lower jaw pain and neck pain even after the root canal. So the dentist was suspecting a tooth root fracture in #46 is causing these issues. Then, Endodontist was very sure that he couldn't see any fracture, told me to do crown. My dentist said he will core buildup, including any pins when required and all porcelain crown. I don't know if that including pins means if they insert any pin inside? Is that safe? And what type of crown do we use normally for crown? I am in USA. They didn't give me option for crown material. I am checking here if I should ask for another material? Is all porcelain crown safe for first lower molar? Any inputs please doctors. Is pin  safe inside the tooth? All porcelain crown ok? Thanks for reading.
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Hello! Hope you're doing well and having no pain with the concerned tooth. If, by inserting pin and building core you mean post and core procedure, it is completely safe. Post and core is a modality to salvage badly broken tooth. The procedure starts with a good endodontic treatment followed by building the post and core. The post, which is the intra-radicular part provides retention for the core, while core makes up for the missing crown structure of the tooth. Evolution of dentistry has contributed to availability of a lot of techniques and materials for post and core. As for the crown, with evolution of newer ceramics like zirconia, an all ceramic crown well withstands the biting forces and serves well if done properly. I hope this answers your queries. Please take care!
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Please do ask your dentist about what procedures are going to be done on your tooth without a bit of hesitation.
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