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Crown After Root Canal
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. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
The crown of a tooth is that part of the tooth on top of the root. The crown of the tooth is the part that is visible in the mouth. A crown restoration is a procedure that restores the crown of a tooth that is damaged by fracture or extensive decay by cementing a replica of the crown over a prepared tooth, and is one of the most common ...Read more
Depends: If the previous crown is intact and other than the new hole, undamaged then you don't, as long as there is not recurrent decay. Your dentist should be able to give you a good recommendation. If the crown is compromised then yes, get a new crown. Many times I have not had to replace the crown though. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get a filling!: Get a core build up done first, and then plan to have the crown done in a few months or a year. The rct needs to be sealed within a month after it is completed. The crown is needed in order to provide coverage and protect the tooth from potentially fracturing. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes, In most cases : In most cases treatment for a tooth( premolar or molar ) that needs a root canal is to have the root canal an then have a crown placed. You will need to ask your dentist what the best restoration should be for the tooth that had a root canal. Also you should know all poss complication with out having a crown after root canal treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best material for premolar's crown after root canal: zirconium, silver-palladium, gold, etc fused porcelain?
Crown materials: There is not one best material and many factors determine the material used.Factors include bite, amount of remaining tooth structure, cosmetics, oral hygiene, condition of the remaining teeth, skill of the dentist and the lab used. Discuss this with your restoring dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shouldn't the dentist replace crowns after root canal as part of procedure? My dentist would not put the crown he removed from my teeth to do a root canal unless i paid $600.00. He said my insurance did not cover it. If that is true, sould he have told me
Confused: A root canal and a crown are 2 separate procedures. And always 2 separate fees. I don't fully understand your question. Did you have an existing crown on the tooth. If so, existing crows sometimes need replacing and always at an additional fee. If you did not have an existing crown and need a crown, then the crown is an additional and separate fee. Have your dentist discuss this w you! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How necessary is a crown after a root canal on an upper central incisor? The tooth is structurally intact, no external damage/decay.
Do I have to get a crown after a root canal? My dentist is recommending it, but i can’t afford both the root canal and the crown right now. Is there any other way to protect the tooth from damage?
Yes: After the root canal the crown is recommended as the tooth gets brittle however it also depends if its the front tooth or back molar..Also depends how much tooth structure is lost..If there is not much tooth structure lost you can get a build up for now..A permanent fill..And when possible get crown..If it is front tooth small opening than can get fill..Your dentist would be best to evaluate. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not very long: It is very important to get the permanent crown on a root canal treated tooth as soon as you can. These teeth are very susceptible to breaking down and need the coverage to provide strength. You don't want your investment of time and money in the root canal to be wasted. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
No: A crown is not always required after a root canal. After a root canal, a tooth becomes more brittle and more likely to break. A crown helps prevent the tooth from breaking. If you decide not to get a crown placed on the tooth then you are taking a chance of losing that tooth although you spent the time and money doing the root canal. Take your dentist's advise. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Discuss with dentist: Speak to the dentist who treated you. He\she knows best what you should or should not feel, how long to resolve and whether or not you need to be seen again to evaluate the cause of your sensitivity. Lot's of possibilities in these type of cases. It could be as simple as adjusting the bite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a temporary crown put in after a root canal about 1 and 1/2 years ago and have not gotten the permanent crown put in. Is this bad?
Only if...: It's only bad if you mind losing the tooth. Temporary crowns are just that, temporary. They are not designed to last more than a very short time. Greatest risk is leakage of the sealing material between the cap and the tooth, allowing bacteria to get under the crown and destroy the tooth. Please see your dentist asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 18 year old had pulpectomy on tooth number 19, he had decay in the tooth and was in pain, is a crown always necessary after a root canal.
Will I definitely need a new dental crown after the endodontist does root canal retreatment by drilling thru the center top of the existing crown?
Failing root canal: Root canal therapy isn't 100% successful. The tooth may also have a fracture. Ask your dentist what your options are and if it is advisable to spend more time and money salvaging this tooth. In some cases, it is better to extract and place an implant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Loose from?: If the crown is loose, intact and no caries, the crown might be able to be re-cemented. If the structure inside the crown is decayed or fractured, at least a new post and crown. If the tooth is unrestorable due to root fracture, periodontal breakdown, untreatable infection, etc. an extraction would be in order. This needs to be evaluated in person by a dentist who can discuss your options. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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