Tooth Talk – Crowns After RCT

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After a tooth has had root canal treatment, we recommend that a crown be placed on the tooth because the treatment reduces the strength of the tooth.
First, the tooth may become weak and brittle because it loses much of its blood supply when the infected pulp is removed.
The tooth is also weaker because only the sides of the tooth are left for support when the center of the tooth is removed.
These factors leave the tooth more prone to fracture under the tremendous amount of force that’s placed on teeth when you bite together.
A crown can prevent these problems by covering and protecting the tooth and restoring its strength and shape.
There are many kinds of crowns, so we’ll talk to you about the best one for your situation.
A crown covers and protects a root-canaled tooth and helps prevent it from breaking.

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