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What should I do?

A few months ago I broke my front left tooth in half with 5 cracks in it, had to have a root canal, and got a crown. Since then I broke the crown and broke some of the tooth left underneath it. After this second time breaking it, my dentist told me that I can't bite anything harder than a banana since there was so little tooth holding the crown in. My question is if there is a procedure that I can have done to reverse this, maybe an implant or something, so that I can bite things? And if so what a price range would be and what kind of professional I should see? I don't know much about dentistry but if I'm shoved in the right direction I can generally find out the information I need to know.
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only 19. you really need that implant!
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Thanks a lot! I wasn't sure if an implant would be really strong since I didn't know anything about them but I'll have to bring it up next time I talk to my dentist, or get a second opinion. I'm only 19 right now so you're right, it would break after a bit seeing as I have so long to keep it.
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Hi,
I just had four implants across the front top..  They couldn't be stronger.  I feel like I could pull a train with them!  lol

Implants are very strong.  They also can be costly but I feel have been well worth it for me.
Each implant rain slightly more than $2000 and the crown and abutment were another $1200 each.  I also used and paid for a metal removable partial while they healed.  If it's only one tooth that would need replacing you could get a cheaper "flipper" to use during healing.

I don't know your age, but having a tooth that is only strong enough to eat a banana is going to fail you at some point.  IMO an implant, if you can afford it, is the way to go.

Hope this helps some.
Best to you,
Gellia
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there are dentists that do implants everywhere. your regular dentist should have recommended the option to you since you have a tooth that cant be used. implants are expensive and many insurances dont cover them. i need one for a molar and between the implant (the post put in your jawbone) and the crown (the tooth that screws on it) the cost was around $5000. this changes with the type of tooth being replaced and what part of the country you live in. the front teeth are cheaper.
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Sorry, and I don't think this matters but I'd like to clarify just in case, it's actually the front RIGHT tooth. Didn't realize my mistake until I posted it.
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