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Cap on calcified tooth

10/12/2007

Question:

Can a tooth that has calcified completly be capped.

Answer:

Unfortunately, you have not provided enough information for me to be able to provide you with an answer. Theoretically, yes, a tooth that has calcified completely may be able to have a crown placed on it. However, it would have to satisfy many other criteria to warrant a crown. Each case is a little different, so without knowing the specifics I can not give you a definitive answer. There is always the chance that if calcified tooth gets an infection, it cannot be treated by a root canal in order to save it.

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Response by:

Julie A Holloway, DDS, MS, FACP Julie A Holloway, DDS, MS, FACP
Associate Professor of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University