Patient came in for toothache.
Tooth hurts with chewing and biting. Sharp pain when patient bites or chews on one of molar with large metal filling on.
“Crack Tooth Syndrom”
After remove over 15 year old amalgam-metal- filling, crown was recommended previously, found crack extended from one side of tooth crosses to other side of tooth.
Unfortunately, patient lost tooth.
Old restorations need to be checked and maintained regularly, sometimes need to be replaced if leaking or crack is suspected.
Crown is a good alternative option if filling is large or any crack is suspected.
Message from Vedder Dental Clinic, Dentist in Chilliwack