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Is a Dental Crown Required with Every Root Canal?


Posted on 9/6/2021 by Barbara Ketchum
Is a Dental Crown Required with Every Root Canal?Root canals are needed if you have a damaged or diseased tooth. A root canal is a filling for the entire inside of your tooth. You will know your tooth is failing you when you feel severe pain while chewing. You may also notice pimple-like sores on your gums. You could have darkened, swollen, or tender gums as well. Root canals are a common solution for a dying tooth.

All About the Crown


Root canals are pretty much the same. However, the finishing touches can vary from patient to patient. Generally, a root canal weakens the tooth. If the tooth with a root canal is a large tooth, it will probably be weak and susceptible to cracking or fracturing in the future as most of the structure of the tooth was removed during the root canal. That is where a crown comes into play. A crown seals the tooth and strengthens it. Some teeth will need a crown after a root canal, and some will not. A crown is not required with every root canal.

We Can Discuss Root Canals and Crowns at Your Next Dental Appointment


Root canals are effective for saving your damaged tooth. Millions of people have had them, and many more will get them as well. Some people have had crowns added to the top because of a higher risk of fracturing the teeth. Crowns also look nice. They blend in with your natural color of the rest of your teeth. They are a nice finishing touch but not necessary in every root canal application. Give us a call today, and we can talk through your options if you need a root canal. We are happy to help you and want you to have the best possible smile both now and in the future.
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