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Do dentists put a crown on a root canal?

Do dentists put a crown on a root canal?

Back teeth should be: Back teeth (not incisors or canines) that have been root canal treated should have crowns because a root canal treated tooth will become brittle and weaker over time. If a premolar or molar is not crowned, it will inevitably break & may result in tooth loss. Front teeth should be crowned if the tooth was badly broken, is discolored, or if the dentist feels it is susceptible to breakage. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Crown (Definition)

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


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I'm getting a root canal in the morning, will my dentist put a crown on top? As my tooth is discoloured.

I'm getting a root canal in the morning, will my dentist put a crown on top? As my tooth is discoloured.

Yes: after the root canal treatment is finished, it is recommended that a buil up and a crown be placed on the treated tooth. This is not necessarily done at the same appointment. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a dentist to put on a temporary crown before a root canal, and afterwards put on a permanent crown?

Yes: This is normal. A tooth requiring both a root canal and crown will often have the temporary crown placed, followed by completion of the root canal. The root canal does not significantly change the shape of the tooth to be crowned, so the permanent crown will still fit very well when it is put on. ...Read more

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Need an opinion about a root canal!? I had a root canal about 4 years ago. The dentist never put a cap/crown on it. Yesterday it started feeling very sensitive to cold. It does not hurt to chew on that side, doesn't hurt when i push on it and heat doesn't

Need an opinion about a root canal!? I had a root canal about 4 years ago. The dentist never put a cap/crown on it. Yesterday it started feeling very sensitive to cold. It does not hurt to chew on that side, doesn't hurt when i push on it and heat doesn't

Because : Because the nerve in the tooth was removed during the root canal procedure the tooth is unable to respond to changes in temperature. Though every root canal treated tooth does not need a crown, root canal treated teeth are more prone to fracture due to increased brittleness. Fractured teeth typically cause pain on biting pressure or increase the risk of infection as bacteria can migrate down the fracture. I would look at adjacent vital teeth as the source of your discomfort to changes in temperature either due to root exposure of decay. See your dentist as this is a sign that some treatment is required. ...Read more

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Got crown put on 48 hours ago. Been in constant pain since. Was fine before dentist talked me into crown! Will I need a root canal now? Not a molar.

Constant pain: Something is amiss. So hard to tell what it might be without knowing the history of the tooth. Could be your bite, could be an inflamed nerve. Why guess? Let your dentist evaluate it. All the best ...Read more

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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

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 more

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My front tooth undergone a root canal instead of putting a crown after the treatment, my dentist put a permanent filling. Is it the same with crown?

My front tooth undergone a root canal instead of putting a crown after the treatment, my dentist put a permanent filling.  Is it the same with crown?

No better: actually what you had is better than crown crown is preserved to a tooth that lost some of the surface so instead of removing it the crown will save ir by replacing the lost surface you are good good luck ...Read more

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After he does the root canal does dentist replace crown?

After he does the root canal does dentist replace crown?

Depends: Did the dentist made a hole through the top of your crown to do the root canal? If so then, and the rest of the crown is ok and there is no decay anywhere else on the tooth, a filling can be placed in the hole that was made to do the root canal. After the years pass by, this crown may need to be replace or the fillng replaced depending on how it holds up. ...Read more

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I had a root canal 6 years ago and i'm due to get a crown. The dentist said i won't get an injection. Will this be painful?

No nerve: It is possible that we can have a crown on root canal tooth without the shot or numbing, if your dentist only planned to place your crown above the gum line and not going to touch your gum tissue. ...Read more

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