In a bicycle crash I nocked off the first layer to one of my bottom right molars. I have a choice to get it removed or get a cap on it. What shuld I do? P.S. Im 11. I have less than two weeks to choose.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 22 - March - 2011, at 20:32 PM

  • If it is a adult molar which comes at the age of 6 years then you should try to save it but if 12 year adult molar has not erupted yet and you have need for braces treatment in which teeth have to be extracted then you can discuss with your dentist and then instead of saving it you can get it pulled out  as 12 year molar will come in its position while erupting and you will not have capped tooth as such young age. But this situation has to analysed and evaluated carefully by doing space analysis and your dentist can only give you proper advise after clinical exam and xrays. For more info on crowns you can read this article... www.identalhub.com/article_when-is-a-dental-crown-needed-267.aspx

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