Dr. Mobasser received this question:
Q: I am debating between post-plus crowns and implants, and I want to know how much each of them costs and the lifetime of a post crown. In case of a fracture in the future, can the post-crown be replaced? Or can implants be done after the fracture of the post-crown? What is the replacement procedure, and how much would it cost?
A: Since our dental office specializes in dental crowns, porcelain crowns, and Dental Implants, my best advice is to keep your natural tooth, and it is best to conserve your original tooth structure. Dental crowns and post do not require surgery; they can be done within a week, and the cost can be anywhere from $2000 and up. The benefit for you is that you can have your tooth that functions and looks great! A dental post and a porcelain crown can be done for you even if your tooth is fractured above your gum line and if decay is not extended to the roots or bone. If for any reason in the future, your dental crown with post failed, you can always do Dental Implants!
If your root is fractured, or the extent of the decay is below the gum line extending to your bone, or if the root of your tooth is not long enough to support a dental crown, then, unfortunately, you have no choice but to extract your tooth. At this point, you can choose a dental bridge or a dental implant. If the adjacent tooth next to the extracted teeth is virgin (meaning there is no dental crown or large fillings), then a tooth implant is your best choice. A dental implant is a surgical procedure in which we substitute your root in the first dental surgery, waiting for a healing couple of months. A second surgery is required to expose the tooth implant to see if it is integrated with your bone. If so, you need to have a post and a dental crown fabricated on top of your dental implants. The time expected for you to start to finish can take anywhere from 3 months up to a year, and a lot depends on your bone and your occlusion and bite. The surgical part of a tooth implant, depending on the bone quality, is anywhere from $1750 and up; the placement of a dental crown and post in addition to the dental implant is anywhere from $2000 and up, depending on the experience of your dentist and your cosmetic needs.
-- Dr Anthony Mobasser Reconstructive & Cosmetic Dentistry 9201 W. Sunset Blvd suite 618,Los Angeles Ca 90069 P : 310-550-0383
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