Why You May Need a Dental Crown After Root Canal Therapy

After root canal therapy, you may need to reinforce your tooth with a dental crown. This treatment may weaken your tooth and require a permanent dental restoration to remain healthy. Some people get fillings instead of crowns as a restoration for a root canal treatment, but in most cases, a dental crown is a better option.

To Restore a Fragile Tooth

A tooth can become more fragile following root canal therapy since we have to drill into the tooth to gain access to the infection. On top of that, the tooth becomes weak from the cavity or infection prior to any procedure. By the end of this treatment, the structure will not be as strong as it once was and it may be missing a large piece of itself. Exposure to everyday functions like eating and speaking can cause damage with ease. A durable dental crown can cover this tooth to make it stronger for use while preventing fractures or chips.

To Protect a Tooth from Sensitivity

After root canal therapy, some remaining nerves may become extra sensitive to heat and cold. This can get frustrating very quickly, which is another reason to cover the tooth with a dental crown after root canal therapy.

To Keep a Natural-Looking Color

Some teeth suffer changes in color following a root canal treatment. If a tooth looks grayed or deeply discolored, a dental crown can provide a more natural-looking appearance and a whiter color to match the other teeth.

To Keep a Tooth Safe from Infection

Following root canal therapy, the surface of the tooth is at a greater risk of infection and contamination. To avoid recontamination, also known as a failed root canal treatment, a dental crown will be placed over the tooth to seal it off from harmful leakage so you will not have to have your tooth extracted.

Back Up Security

Most teeth that have to undergo root canal therapy have already once had a cavity before this time. A tooth with a significant history of decay should not be sealed with a filling. Fillings do provide some protection, but normally not nearly enough for a vulnerable tooth like this one would represent. Any tooth that has already once had a filling suffered extensive decay previously, was chipped or fractured prior to root canal treatment, or that is in a high traffic area should most definitely be restored with a dental crown.

Following root canal therapy, it is imperative that you receive a dental crown or another form of restoration for your tooth. Now your tooth is more susceptible to damage than ever before and it should not be left in a vulnerable condition. Visit our Newburyport office to learn more about receiving a dental crown that is durable, stain resilient, and attractive after a root canal treatment.

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Elise Mitchell
Elise Mitchell
2022-06-08
The Dentistry of Newburyport team is always so friendly and helpful. I look forward to my bi-annual cleanings here (:
Heather True
Heather True
2022-06-03
I’ve gone here for more than a decade because I love the staff! From the receptionists to the dentists, everyone is fantastic. My favorite person here is my hygienist Jamie. She is awesome, even when I show up on her birthday! I highly recommend their services.
Larry Hill
Larry Hill
2022-06-02
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HOLLY G
HOLLY G
2022-05-26
Dentristry of NBPT has a kind and caring staff they are always on time and keep you informed of your dental health. Jamie my hygienist is so sweet, I’ve been a patient here for about 20 +years. Great work done by great people.
Justin Auger
Justin Auger
2022-05-25
This was the best dentist I have ever been to. The Dr. Was amazing and super polite. I can’t wait to go back.
Joan Cassin
Joan Cassin
2022-05-19
Jamie is always so considerate, kind, and professional. I always leave feeling good and know that I’ve gotten excellent care. The best.
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Joe Martis
2022-05-17
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2022-05-05
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Douglas Settele
2022-04-21
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2022-04-11
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