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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, Implants
Risk to Bridge/Crowns in Root Canal
I need a root canal on one tooth (#10) that is part of a 7 teeth bridge. I was told that when doing a root canal on a crown that is part of the bridge, there is a chance the crown can shatter, resulting in the need to replace the entire bridge.
This would be quite expensive, and I would like to know just how likely is this?
Thanks in advanced for any help with this.
The probability of this happening may be 25%. It depends on whether or not you had developed caries underneath the crown of #10.
Alfredo Hernandez, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor of Comprehensive Care
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University