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I have an older crown and the facing of the tooth has

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I have an older...

I have an older crown and the facing of the tooth has chipped my primary dentist referred me for an implant but why cant this crown just simply be replaced it is the tooth to the right of my two front teeth

Doctor's Assistant: Have you noticed any swelling in the gums? When was your last visit to the dentist?

No swelling no pain.....just cosmetic

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Dentist: Mark Bornfeld, DDS, Dentist replied 3 months ago
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To answer your question in an informed way, I will need access to some diagnostic information. Would you be able to obtain an x-ray of the referenced tooth and upload it here? This will allow me to provide you an accurate and relevant answer.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
They did not provide an xray with the referral......I'm assuming they pass it on to the specialist themselves....I really don't want to go the implant route but they did not provide me with any options. The facing of the tooth is missing a layer off of it.....
Dentist: Mark Bornfeld, DDS, Dentist replied 3 months ago

As I said, I cannot know the reasons why your dentist recommended the removal of the tooth rather than a replacement crown. This decision would normally be made based on the condition of the tooth, and the condition cannot be inferred without an x-ray. I invite you to request an x-ray from your dentist so it can be uploaded here; this question will remain open until the x-ray is received.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
ok thank you
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