Dr. Chan Cheong is a prosthodontist practicing in Boston, MA. Dr. Cheong specializes in the restoration and replacement of teeth. Prosthodontists maintain oral function, comfort and the appearance and health either with the natural teeth or the replacement of missing ones with maxillofacial tissues and artificial substances.
Dr. Dr. Chan Cheong's Expert Contributions
Treatment options for a cracked tooth can be very tricky because crack itself does not show up on x-ray films. If it shows on the film, then it's a fracture, not a crack. ADA recommends a cracked tooth to have a temporary crown first to hold tooth together and prevent from flexing. If symptoms persist even after a temporary crown, then unfortunately tooth will need a root canal treatment. Root canal treatment still does NOT heal already cracked tooth, rather it takes symptoms away. If symptoms are gone after root canal treatment, then you can proceed with a permanent crown. If symptoms persists, then tooth needs to be extracted, and treatment needs to discussed with your provider how to restore a missing space. At the end of the day, especially with a cracked tooth syndrome, it all comes down to how much you value your tooth. You should further discuss it with your provider and come up with a long-term plan because as much as we wish/hope, unfortunately, nothing lasts forever. Best wishes READ MORE
It depends on patients and difficulty of extractions. Typically, patient is advised to rest day or two prior to going back to normal daily routine. If it's difficult extraction with/without complicated medical conditions, recovery time can be more than a week. Only your provider can tell you after extractions. Best wishes READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Lecturer and Clinic Instructor Harvard School of Dental Medicine 2016 - Present
- Clinical Assistant Professor Boston University School of Dental Medicine 2014 - 2016
Dr. Dr. Chan Cheong's Practice location
Boston, MA 02115Get Direction
Somerville, MA 02145Get Direction
Request An Appointment With Dr. Dr. Chan Cheong | Dentist | Prosthodontics
Please note that this request is not considered final until you receive email notification confirming the details.
In the event the doctor is not yet registered with FindaTopDoc, we will contact the office on your behalf in an effort to secure your appointment.
Dr. Dr. Chan Cheong's reviewsWrite Review
- Childhood Crohn’s Diagnosis Linked with Cancer Risk, Study Finds
Inflammatory bowel disease most often affects young adults. However, children can also be diagnosed too. When inflammatory bowel disease affects a child, it causes painful gastrointestinal symptoms that are especially difficult for kids to bear.It's hard for kids to understand what's happening to...
- Was the Backlash Justified? 60 Minutes Portrayal of Max Whelan, a 12-Year-Old Boy with Severe Non-Verbal Autism
12-year-old Max Whelan has severe non-verbal autism and an undiagnosed intellectual disability, which makes him prone to unpredictable violent behavior and destructive meltdowns. “He is unpredictable. One minute he will be aggressive, hitting and punching anything he can reach, and the next he...
- What Are Lymph Nodes, Where Are They, and What Do They Do?
What Are Lymph Nodes?The different systems in the body play a role in keeping the body to work and function properly. The lymphatic system is as important as other systems. It is a complex network of valves, thin vessels, nodes, ducts, and organs. The lymphatic system helps protect and preserve the...
- Sigmund Freud
Sigismund Freud, later changed to Sigmund Freud, was born on May 6, 1856. He was an Austrian neurologist and founder of Psychoanalysis; a treatment for psychopathology through communication between the psychoanalyst and patient. The firstborn of 8 children, Freud’s mother interpreted his birth as...
- Fibromyalgia and Women’s Health
Fibromyalgia is a commonly misunderstood and misdiagnosed condition. The cause of the pain and other symptoms associated with fibromyalgia are unknown. To further complicate this complex set of symptoms is the fact that women account for 90% of fibromyalgia cases. Although no research has pinpointed...
- What Could Jaw Pain Mean?
Introduction Jaw pain is described as an uncomfortable, painful, and debilitating condition that can have a sudden or gradual onset. The exact symptoms also depend on the underlying cause of jaw pain. When a person has jaw pain, it can significantly affect his or her ability to speak and consume...
- George W Kay D.M.D.,M.M.SC780 Boylston St Boston MA 02199
- Dr. Hideo Yamamoto D.M.D.1400 Centre St Newton Center MA 02459
- Mrs. Alexandra Nouel DMD CAGS321 Columbus Ave Boston MA 02116
- Dr. Rustam K De vitre D.M.D.392 Commonwealth Ave Boston MA 02215
- Dr. Thomas Joesph Vergo, jr. DDS16 Gerrard Avenue East Longmeadow MA 01028
- Matthew L Zizmor DDS1244 Boylston St Chestnut Hill MA 02467