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.
These teeth need to be kept strong as they are used continuously when eating throughout the day.
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.
How long can I wait to get a crown after a root canal?
To prevent the effects of recurrent decay and subsequent re-infection of the root canal, your crown must generally be re-done in 5-7 years. I will make specific recommendations on a case-by-case basis.
Are dental crowns necessary?
Why Is a Dental Crown Needed? A dental crown may be needed in the following situations: To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth. To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down.
What are the symptoms of a failed root canal?
Root Canal Failure Symptoms
Signs and symptoms of failed root canal therapy include sensitivity to cold or hot, swelling, and/or pain from chewing. Follow-up with the dentist or endodontist is necessary to determine further treatment to resolve the symptoms.