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Do everyone usually need a crown after a root canal therapy?

Do everyone usually need a crown after a root canal therapy?

Most often YES: There is always an exception to every rule. Discuss your options with your dentist. Statistically you will be better off with having one done if its a back tooth following a rct. ...Read more

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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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Restoration after root canal: do I need a crown if most of the tooth structure is left (i want to preserve natural tooth as much as possible)

Restoration after root canal: do I need a crown if most of the tooth structure is left (i want to preserve natural tooth as much as possible)

Not always: If the access opening was conservative and no other tooth structure is missing, the best most conservative option may be a bonded composite restoration. ...Read more

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I had a root canal at a dental school and they said that i would need a crown within three weeks. The place , updated_at = now() where i went tosaid that they want to wait two months. Who is right?

Who is right: Both are right... You need a crown. The private office is being cautious and wants to wait to make sure the root canal therapy does not give you problems. The dental school is being cautious and doesn't want the tooth to crack. I would have the current office file the tooth down a bit to take any pressure off of it. Give it a while to make sure the root canal does not have any problems. ...Read more

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About to get a root canal tooth (#25) while on braces -is it practical? -will i need a crown? -was quoted $600..Reasonable?

About to get a root canal tooth (#25) while on braces
-is it practical?
-will i need a crown?
-was quoted $600..Reasonable?

Yes and possibly: It is not a problem with braces on. And if you need one based on proper diagnosis it is very practical. A crown is needed only if the tooth has large or multiple fillings. If possible , if a crown is determined necessary by your dentist, see if it can wait until ortho is complete. Fees are locale and dr. Specific. ...Read more

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If my endodontist said my front tooth has healed pretty good since the day i had my root canal done what does that mean?Do i still need a crown?

If my endodontist said my front tooth has healed pretty good since the day i had my root canal done what does that mean?Do i still need a crown?

Possibly: The endo may be referring to the healing of the bone near the tip of the root of this tooth. The bone may be getting dense meaning the lesion in bone filling in. This may be seen on x-ray. Sometimes other complications can not allow area to heal like a cyst. Further tx would be needed. If area us healing and you are not feeling any symptoms like pain, endo was successful. Crown may be needed. ...Read more

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Loose tooth post-root canal & crowning, how can this be remedied?

Loose tooth post-root canal & crowning, how can this be remedied?

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 more

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What are the cons of extraction of last upper molar compared with root canal and crowning crown ?

Tooth: Is the tooth in function, meaning does it have a tooth on the bottom to bite against? If so, does your dentist think you will get more than 5 yrs out of RCT and Crown, if not may be better to extract and place an implant, especially as you are a young guy.. ...Read more

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What is crowning? Normally those that did root canal treatment did the crowning also. Does it permanently stick to teeth?

Tooth Covering: A crown is a permanent covering that fits over an original tooth that is either decayed, damaged or cracked. Crowns are made of a variety of different materials such as porcelain, gold, acrylic resin or a mix of these materials. Porcelain generally has the most natural appearance, your dentist will decide which material is best to use. ...Read more

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Might i get invisalign before i get a crown after a root canal?

Might i get invisalign before i get a crown after a root canal?

Depends: Usually best to straighten teeth before doing final restorations, but if crown of tooth compromised it may be best to place temporary crown now, permanent crown after teeth straightened. Restorative Dentist and Prthodontic Specialist should consult before Rx begins. ...Read more

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Please tell me if I should get a tooth crown after a root canal?

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Please tell me if I should get a tooth crown after a root canal?

Yes: It is definitely recommended for molars. You may be able to do without for front tooth (it still needs a permanent filling but not necessarily a crown). It depends on the force distribution and extend of decay. Talk to your dentist. ...Read more

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