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Hi! My molar (Tooth number 2) got damaged, one cusp and its root came out. I went to a dentist, he told me that he will place a PFM cap. This has absolutely confused me, because I believe that crowns are placed only if ENTIRE site (where tooth was lost) has some tooth above gumline. But in my case, entire cusp and root are lost, so how will he place the crown? one cusp of the crown will have nothing to support it from below. I suspect the crown will fall out.

Am I right? Kindly advise.


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replied March 28th, 2018
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It needs to how can the root came out because root only comes out if the tooth is entirely damaged. Can u please tell me how ur tooth was damaged eg by means of trauma or caries. If its only a minimal traumaa we have two option either composite filling or crown as the dentist suggested but we need to know the severity.


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