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i have a tooth that i've done a root canal for; it's been 2 months and it still has no bridge. what to do?

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Dr. Ron E. Bell
Cosmetic Dentistry 45 years experience
Need a crown: You may just need a crown, not necessarily a bridge. It depends on the need of the particular tooth, occlusion, adjacent teeth. Just ask your dentist, or find one who will answer your question.
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Endodontics 18 years experience
Time to protect it: If your tooth has already received root canal therapy and is not causing any pain, it is probably best to proceed with covering it with either a crown (back tooth) or filling. Your general dentist should be a great help in deciding what is right for you. The risk of not proceeding to proper restoration is the tooth could break or the root canal could become compromised and need to be redone.
Dr. James Donley
Dentistry 54 years experience
See dentist: If the root canal has been finished and is to be part of a bridge, you need to talk to your dentist about getting finished. In many cases, a tooth needing a root canal needs a crown to protect if from breaking. A filling in many cases does not offer this protection. A crown can be part of your bridge. Do not wait until it breaks and you lose the tooth.

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