What is the best process and material for a crown for a bruxer? Tooth is a bottom right molar that has a root canal, a defective crown, and multiple cavities under the crown. He cannot afford to lose this tooth because it's on the main side of the mouth he chews on. He is a bruxer and seriously grinds his teeth at night (the crown on the root canal tooth has the enamel worn down on it, it's just metal). Because he is about to treat severe osteoporosis with bisphosphonates, he needs something with very tight margins on the gum line, that’s extremely durable, that will last and not get worn down or break, etc.

Leave Comment

Comments

  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 08 - November - 2013, at 09:17 AM

  • As a person is bruxer who grinds his teeth at night, full ceramic crown cannot be given as it will fracture. The PFM crown can be given on which on the occlusal side, the ceramic is not given as again it will wear off or one can go for full metal crown. It is better the bruxism and advise the patient to wear night guard at night so that further wearing of teeth does not take place. for more info on types burxism, u can check this link in our website... http://www.identalhub.com/articlecategory-teeth-grinding-bruxism-5.aspx

Free Dental Consultation