7 doctors weighed in:

Do people ever get a proper root canal treatment without having a crown placed?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes but

In the vast majority of cases, it is better to safeguard the tooth against breakage and further decay by having a crown placed within in a reasonable time.
More often than not, patients end up, some time in the future, being sorry that they did not head their dentist's advice regarding this issue. You have spent a lot of money and time having rct and it's best to protect that investment.

In brief: Yes but

In the vast majority of cases, it is better to safeguard the tooth against breakage and further decay by having a crown placed within in a reasonable time.
More often than not, patients end up, some time in the future, being sorry that they did not head their dentist's advice regarding this issue. You have spent a lot of money and time having rct and it's best to protect that investment.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes but it depends..

If there is not much tooth structure missing beyond the root canal entry point and if there is no decay within the tooth structure, then it is possible to not need a crown.
However, i would recommend all crowns be placed within a reasonable period of time if indicated. Without crowns some of these root canal treated teeth can crack or break. I would definitely crown molar teeth.

In brief: Yes but it depends..

If there is not much tooth structure missing beyond the root canal entry point and if there is no decay within the tooth structure, then it is possible to not need a crown.
However, i would recommend all crowns be placed within a reasonable period of time if indicated. Without crowns some of these root canal treated teeth can crack or break. I would definitely crown molar teeth.
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dr. Mark Venincasa
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In brief: Crowns & Root Canals

When a tooth has a root canal treatment, the diseased nerve tissue which had previously provided internal lubrication to the tooth, is removed and replaced with a cement filling.
As a result of loss of the internal moisture the tooth becomes brittle. Typically a tooth that has undergone root canal has lost a lot of tooth structure and is heavily stressed. A crown is the best protection for it.

In brief: Crowns & Root Canals

When a tooth has a root canal treatment, the diseased nerve tissue which had previously provided internal lubrication to the tooth, is removed and replaced with a cement filling.
As a result of loss of the internal moisture the tooth becomes brittle. Typically a tooth that has undergone root canal has lost a lot of tooth structure and is heavily stressed. A crown is the best protection for it.
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
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