When I had most of the teeth crowned, I was told I would be lucky to get 20 years out of them. Well...last night it happened...after 37 years, I lost one. The tooth sheared off at the gum-line. And I was only eating salmon!!! LOL Guess I'll have to wait for Monday to find out what the next step is...do they put in an implant? will they just pull out the root and let me live with a hole? I am scheduled to have an implant on the other side, so maybe this spot will also be a candidate for one. On the plus side...this tooth had a root canal done before the crown went on, so it isn't bothering me...other than feeling funny to have a big space there. :?