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How a Pin Can Help Fix a Tooth


Posted on 1/20/2019 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
How a Pin Can Help Fix a ToothYour adult teeth are supposed to last a lifetime, but that is not usually the case. People lose, break or damage their teeth for a variety of reasons. While it is important to know how to reverent problems, it is also a good idea to learn about ways to fix problems. It is possible to turn to a root pin to help fix a problem with a tooth.

When it Can Help
There are several different ways that a pin can help fix a tooth. They are typically a prosthesis that replaces the crown or part of a crown with a pin that goes in the root canal. This allows for repair of the defects of the crown/ Some of the most common reasons for a pin include:

•  A Crown - This is only successful when only part if the crown is missing. The root must remain intact and remain sound for the pin to work.
•  Tooth decay - If the decay has created damage to the crown without affecting the root, it is possible to use a pin to restore the tooth.
•  When preparing the tooth for the crown, the abutment must not exceed 3mm.
•  It can help correct the tooth alignment.

During the preparation for the pin, there are several things to make sure of. The root mis between 8 to 10 mm long. At least two-thirds of the root is for anchoring the pin and a perfect root filling taken out when necessary.

When it Won't Work
There are times when it is not possible to turn to a pin to fix a problem. If the root is too short or a curve or if part of the tooth is broken underneath the gum, it is not possible. When the tooth is loose due to gum disease or if the root canal is too narrow the pin may not work.

To find out more about how a pin works and if it is something that can help you with a problem you have, contact the dental professionals at our offices to schedule an appointment.
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