Why Do I Need a Crown After Having a Root Canal?

 In Oral Health


A root canal treatment is the ideal means of preserving a tooth if the dentist decides that any further decay will likely damage the tooth. However, many patients are confused on the root canal process. Most don’t understand the benefits that having a crown placed on a tooth after a root canal can have for their dental health and so within this post, our experts will explain why a crown might be placed on the tooth after the root canal procedure.

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Crowns Are Required to Prevent Tooth Fracture

When a root canal treatment is performed, the dentist creates an access hole through the top of the tooth to ensure the inner pulp can be expertly removed. This process helps to remove any leftover nerve tissue but also hollows out the tooth structure. The hollow tooth structure then becomes more susceptible to fractures over time. By placing a crown on the tooth, the dentist can tie the cusps together and ensure the tooth is much less likely to fracture during day-to-day activities.

Crowns Can Help To Prevent the Failure of the Root Canal

After going through a challenging oral care treatment such as a root canal, the last thing a patient wants is to go for more treatment in the immediate days afterward. However, they may have to if the root canal treatment fails. A root canal may fail if contaminants from the mouth find their way through the dental restoration and into the tooth, potentially causing infection and other dental issues. Crowns can be used to help prevent the failure of the root canal by stopping contaminants from entering the tooth initially, allowing the restoration time to heal. A qualified dentist working with a dental crown can help ensure root canal success and ensure the tooth is healed for the long-term.

The Benefits of Crowns for Your Unique Dental Requirements

It’s important for individual patients, before making a final selection on their treatment options, to speak with a local dentist and find out whether crowns offer the ideal solution to their oral care challenges. Oftentimes the dental care professional is able to offer an array of options and can help the individual decide which is best for their long-term needs.

To learn more about the uses and the benefits that crowns have within modern dental treatment, speak with our trusted office team today! We’re ready to answer each of your questions.


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