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pookrat

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15years is pretty decent for front teeth that get a lot of usage

I had all my work done in 2004. All of my vaneers seem to be fine but quite a few of my crowns have started to chip or ger small cracks in them. I am going to have to start getting new crowns as replacements. Are Vaneers usually more durable? Last longer?
 

GonadWarrior

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I had all my work done in 2004. All of my vaneers seem to be fine but quite a few of my crowns have started to chip or ger small cracks in them. I am going to have to start getting new crowns as replacements. Are Vaneers usually more durable? Last longer?
No way to tell without knowing material but generally back teeth get significantly more pressure (psi)
 
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pookrat

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No way to tell without knowing material but generally back teeth get significantly more pressure (psi)
Makes sense as those are the ones that started cracking first. 32 is all the way gone. Just has the mount for the crown. And I have had a Root Canal in that one so it feels all sorts of weird for my tongue. I'll probably get that one done first.
 

pookrat

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I probably got the number wrong - it's the last molar before the wisdom tooth, bottom right.
32. You shouldn't have a 33... Unless you still have yer wisdom tooth there. I don't think they usually refer to them with numbers though. And yer lower left canine would be 22.

My 32 is the one with the crown mostly gone. I had pain similar to yours before a root canal after the original crown just wouldn't stay in place. Was fine after the root canal and never had an issue for 16 years afterwards.
 
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32. You shouldn't have a 33... Unless you still have yer wisdom tooth there. I don't think they usually refer to them with numbers though. And yer lower left canine would be 22.

My 32 is the one with the crown mostly gone. I had pain similar to yours before a root canal after the original crown just wouldn't stay in place. Was fine after the root canal and never had an issue for 16 years afterwards.
I still have all of my wisdom teeth :o
 
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Ranger-AO

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company says there's a dentist at my destination that can do the deed.
company lied. teeth died.
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Remy Bressant

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Had a filling for the second time in my life yesterday and it was painless. Dentist kept stalling out the drill though, seems like that would be a no no.
 
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When you posted that, it sounded like a lie to me. :sad2:
so there is a dental clinic in country, but they will absolutely under zero conditions ever be equipped to do a root canal.

And now my choices are either run the covid gauntlet back to the states or do the same to dubai.
 

stevezissou

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so there is a dental clinic in country, but they will absolutely under zero conditions ever be equipped to do a root canal.

And now my choices are either run the covid gauntlet back to the states or do the same to dubai.
Ask @GonadWarrior on what he would do

I would head home to the USA.

I have heard horror stories about people having surgeries done overseas having issues/botched and then no USA doctor wants to become involved at that point.(Not necessarily dental but other medical procedures)
 

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so there is a dental clinic in country, but they will absolutely under zero conditions ever be equipped to do a root canal.

And now my choices are either run the covid gauntlet back to the states or do the same to dubai.
You left improvised extraction off that list
 

Redsand187

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so there is a dental clinic in country, but they will absolutely under zero conditions ever be equipped to do a root canal.

And now my choices are either run the covid gauntlet back to the states or do the same to dubai.
Tell the company to sack up, pay for your return for dental work, and your wages for all the downtime because of their stupidity. That or tell them to fly in a respectable oral surgeon from home.
 
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You left improvised extraction off that list
:eek4: Definitely not wanting to pull it.

Started taking a 5-day run of a z-pak supply I always travel with today. Pretty sure this fucker is infected, and whatever direction I decide to go it's going to take a while to get there...
 
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