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Peter

Wow...grat result and perfect placement Dr. Amin!

Ramsey Amin DDS

Hi Jack,

I think Carl's comments above say it all. This patient had a similar situation with this being her second root canal and crown.

Root canals are fantastic when the tooth is savable. In this case the endodontist noted a crack in the root of the tooth which doesn't have a great prognosis.

If a tooth has enough "tooth" left to put a nice crown on, then that is the preferred treatment!

Ramsey A. Amin, D.D.S.
Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology /Implant Dentistry
Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Burbank, California

Carl Williams

I had a crown and a root canal done twice only to have to have the tooth extracted after only 2 years. My tooth was level with my gums and my first dentist said he could save it with a post and root canal. That one lasted about 1 year.

My next dentist had me redo the root canal with a specialist then made a new crown and post. I wish I would have gone with my gut when I saw the tooth so broken.

The (not so) funny thing is that my original dentist saw me first and said that he would not try to save it and that I needed and implant. I wish I would have listen and saved $5500 of work on a tooth that is now gone!

More dentist should be like Dr. Amin and not try to save teeth that aren't savable!

Jack Joe

Why not a post and a new crown? It's really not worth it?

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