Crowns after root canal treatment
The general rule of thumb is that a dental crown will need to be placed over a tooth that has just received a root canal if the tooth is a premolar or one of the back grinding teeth.
It is essential for all teeth to be as healthy as they can be so they can function correctly.
What happens if you don’t put a crown on a root canal?
The crown can also prevent a fracture of the tooth which may result in the tooth being non-restorable (not fixable). This is because the tooth will not be able to be properly restored, an extensive filling will fail, root canal treatment (if done) will fail and ultimately the tooth will be lost.
Are root canals necessary?
A tooth that has had a root canal can still get a cavity, so a person must brush and floss the tooth thoroughly to keep it healthy. Since there is no nerve in the tooth, a person will not feel any symptoms if the tooth gets a cavity. The tooth will only hurt if it gets fractured or gets another abscess around it.
How much is a root canal and crown?
If your dentist uses a filling, it should cost less than $500, and a dental crown should cost less than $1,300, using that same 80th percentile standard. In total, if you pay cash, root canals can cost anywhere from $300 to $2,500 for the visit.