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Is it okay to wait for 3 months to get a crown after root canal?

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Discuss: Discuss this with your Dentist. Depends on the integrity of your remaining tooth structure and your occlusion. Delay may allow adjacent and opposing teeth to collapse into area where crown integrity is compromised. Delay may allow deterioration of temporary restoration. Ask your Dentist.
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dentistry 39 years experience
Follow DDS advise: Probably not. It is advisable to follow your dentist's advise. You should temporize your tooth ASAP to avoid additional complications, such as fracture, which may lead to extraction and additional expense for an implant.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Not uncommon: However, if you need a crown, you should get a temporary crown or filling ASAP.
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 52 years experience
Many factors: A great deal depends on the tooth itself, how it was left, and several other factors. The principal problem is the other teeth around and opposing the root canal tooth. They may shift into the space left by the loss of tooth structure. If it is a front tooth or if the tooth is largely intact, and there is a long term (hard) temporary, you should be OK. If not get a temporary crown.

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A female asked:

Is it okay if I get my crown 2 months after my root canal?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Usually: It's best to have the tooth properly restored as soon as possible after Root Canal Therapy is completed. However, sometimes I wait to be sure the RCT is successful before restoring the tooth. Your own dentist can discuss these issues with you.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How long after a root canal should I get a crown put in?

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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 34 years experience
Asymptomatic : When the tooth is asymptomatic. Your dentist will proceed to seat your crown. Waiting too long can lead to tooth loss, so remember to complete your crown within 2 months, unless there are unusual circumstances which cause your dentist to wait.
A 49-year-old member asked:

How long am i suppose to wait between having a root canal and a crown?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
Soon: You want to have a crown done as soon as you are free from symptoms from the root canal, usually within a month. Talk to your dentist or endodontist about your particular tooth for the best timeframe for you.
Last updated Oct 17, 2015


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