A 47-year-old male asked:
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is crown work really necessary? i had to have an anterior root canal redone from 8 years ago. i had an apicoectomy. the dentist pointed out that the original work was only a filling, no crown work was done. part of my patient plan now includes crown work

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Dr. Jonathan Scharf
48 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Only : Only by clinical exam and an x-ray will you get the true answer to your question. Back teeth in general need some support after root canals to prevent fracture-not so for front teeth unless there are other factors such as appearance or weakened tooth structure. If you're not sure get a second opinion.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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