February 22, 2011 11:57 PM Subscribe
2 years ago I had a root canal performed on my second molar. Today the crown cracked and a piece fell off. Could this be cause by excessive grinding?
posted by Tenacious.Me.Tokyo to Health & Fitness (4 answers total)
I know that I grind my teeth at night because my wife complains about it constantly and I sometimes awake in the middle of the night with my teeth clenched. Is that enough to crack and damage a crown that was supposed to last 10-15 years?
Also, is the crown salvageable or will I need an entirely new crown fashioned when I visit my dentist?