If you have been neglected a much needed trip to your Dentist in Pasadena because you have been having problems with an old root canal, you could be asking for trouble. The occasional shooting pain that you occasionally feel underneath your root canal could be reason for concern according to your Pasadena Dentist.

Sometimes old root canals or fillings that are just too big require a crown, but only your Dentist in Pasadena will know for sure. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Paul Shinto, Dr. Bert K. Funatsu, Dr. Seth D. Ichikawa, or Dr. J. Michael Jann for a thorough examination of your teeth and gums.

Crowns are used to restore the function of your teeth and these days are placed over root canals. However, not all Dentists place crowns over root canals, and if you are one of those people, you need to make an appointment with your Pasadena Dentist.

Crowns are usually manufactured out of porcelain and placed on the top of your tooth. If you have a tooth that has been filled several times you may need a crown to restore your tooth or teeth. If your Dentist in Pasadena discovers a large amount of decay, which must be removed, a crown is usually necessary. 

Your Pasadena Dentist, Dr. Paul Shinto, Dr. Bert K. Funatsu, Dr. Seth D. Ichikawa, or Dr. J. Michael Jann may also recommend a crown in order to attach a bridge or cover an implant.

According to your Dentist in Pasadena, crowns can also be used to repair a cracked tooth, or to save a tooth with an existing filling that has become dislocated or loose. Crowns can also be used for Cosmetic Dentistry being applied to stained or discolored teeth.

In order to accommodate your new crown, your Pasadena Dentist will reduce the size of your tooth. During this time Dr. Paul Shinto, Dr. Bert K. Funatsu, Dr. Seth D. Ichikawa, or Dr. J. Michael Jann will make a cast of your tooth creating an impression that will be sent off to the dental lab. If necessary, your Dentist in Pasadena will apply a temporary crown until your permanent one is ready to be cemented permanently into place.

Take care of that root canal and any other problems you may have and schedule a consultation with Dr. Paul Shinto, Dr. Bert K. Funatsu, Dr. Seth D. Ichikawa, or Dr. J. Michael Jann for a check-up. Waiting could end up costing you more than money.  

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