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Posterior Teeth Problems

What are posterior teeth?

When a person or dentist is dealing with posterior teeth, then they are generally referring to the back teeth in a person’s mouth. These teeth include the upper and lower molars that are found in primary dentition as well as the premolars and molars that are found in the secondary dentition. Read below to find Expert answers pertaining to posterior teeth.

What would be the cost of a resin-based composite for a person’s posterior teeth?

According to a recent price survey for resin-based composites, most dentist will charge $158.70 for one surface on a posterior tooth, $201.20 for two surfaces on a posterior tooth, $247.10 for three surfaces on a posterior tooth, and $290.30 for four or more surfaces of a posterior tooth.

What can a person do if their posterior teeth do not touch, making it hard for them to chew food?

There may be several reasons why the posterior teeth do not tough, chronic grinding may be one of these things. There may be the option of raising a person’s bite, although the dentist may be reluctant to do this due to the person’s possibility of developing TMJ. The dentist may suggest that the person uses a series of temporary crown that will slowly raise the bite up and let the person adjust to the new height in a slower manor.

If a person has a third posterior tooth that is split, should they have the tooth removed or should they have the tooth replaced by a implant instead of leaving the socket empty ?

When a person is dealing with their third posterior tooth, then they are generally dealing with the wisdom tooth. When a dentist is dealing with wisdom teeth, then the dentist will generally just extract the tooth and leave the socket empty, as there is really no need for these posterior teeth. The person would need to consider if they would want to pay close to $4000 to have a tooth implanted that really served no purpose in their mouth. If the person wanted the tooth replaced, then they would only be able to get an implant since a bridge would not work with the tooth being the last posterior tooth in a person’s mouth.

If a person has their last posterior tooth fixed with a composite filling and then it broke off at the gum line and their dentist wanted to do a crown, if the tooth is not bothering them can they just leave the tooth be?

In most cases, when a posterior tooth is broke down to the gum line, there is generally a concern with the structure of the tooth. If the person is restoring the tooth, then they may want to consider the crown idea, since the crown will help to protect the filling as well as what is left of the tooth. The person may also want to have a consult with another dentist to gain a second opinion on if the tooth should be removed or fixed.

Posterior teeth are the molars in the back of the mouth that help people with chewing. When a person has issues with their posterior teeth, then they may have questions regarding the breakage of a posterior tooth, how to fix a posterior tooth, what posterior teeth are needed and which ones a person really don’t need, or even the cost to fix a posterior tooth. When these questions arise then the person would need to seek the answers from an Expert.
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