Root canal treatment is the process of removing inflamed, infected or necrosed dental tissue called the dental pulp, followed by cleaning and filling of the space by a biocompatible filling material.
Why should I get a crown after root canal treatment?
After the pulp is removed, the tooth is no longer vital and has lost its strength as a root canal is quite an invasive procedure. On top of that, any previous fillings, decayed or undermined tooth structure is removed when access for the root canal is made. Due to these reasons, your tooth becomes considerably weak and brittle and can fracture under masticatory loads.
Dental Crown protects and reinforces a root canal treated tooth to prevent it from breaking under the loading forces.
Getting a crown after the root canal procedure restores both function and aesthetics. A crown reinforces the tooth, enabling you to chew normally, as well as restores your smile.
A dental crown requires 2-3 visits.
In the first appointment, your dentist will take an impression of your tooth for which the crown has to be fabricated. This is followed by reducing your tooth according to specific measurements.
A temporary crown is given until the final crown is made by the lab. It can be given on the same day or a day after.
In the final visit, your dentist will check the fit of the final crown. After checking if any adjustments are needed, the crown is finally seated over the tooth with a permanent cement.
For any further information or questions about root canals, contact us at our dental office in Etobicoke.