Why would you need a crown on a tooth that’s had a root canal? Your dentist isn’t trying to earn extra money by charging you for an unnecessary procedure. There are actually six important reasons to cap the tooth.
Root canal therapy is very tough on a tooth and dries it out from the inside. The result is a brittle shell that may need the extra protection that only a crown can provide.
Front teeth don’t support much weight when you chew but your molars take a beating. That’s why back teeth that get root canals almost always need to be capped.
A teeth-grinding habit is damaging on all teeth but it’s especially dangerous for fragile ones that just had a root canal. A crown will make your endodontically treated tooth last longer.
Has your tooth turned gray from decay or trauma? That kind of stain won’t bleach out no matter what you try. Placing a crown might be the best way to make your tooth look more natural and healthier.
Sometimes, a root canal can’t access all the extra nerves attached to your tooth. Crowning your tooth will protect them and spare you any painful sensitivity.
A new cavity would further weaken your treated tooth. Your dentist may recommend a crown to protect your tooth if it’s at high-risk for developing more decay.
Ask your dentist about the best options for protecting your tooth after a root canal.
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