When Do You Need a Dental Crown?
While there may be some cases where the condition of the tooth after a root canal does not require a dental crown, more often than not, we recommend one to protect and stabilize your tooth.
A dental crown is a tooth cap that protects your tooth from further damage and infection. We recommend a root canal when severe decay or infection has penetrated your tooth to the inner portion. When the dental pulp and root become inflamed, it is necessary to remove the infected portion to eliminate pain and reduce the risk of tooth loss. Because root canals require removing some of your tooth, they become weakened and susceptible to repeat infection.
If the tooth has sustained a lot of damage, then a dental crown is perfect for preserving the remaining portion of your tooth.
Killing Tooth Infections
At i-Implant Dentistry in Sartell, we work hard to retain your natural tooth as much as we can. Root canals preserve your tooth and kill any decay or infection. By capping your tooth with a dental crown, we seal the tooth from outside bacteria, and even the pressure of chewing and grinding that can crack a weak tooth. Our goal is to preserve your teeth as much as possible before tooth extractions are necessary.
Please contact our Roseville dental office if you have any questions or would like more information about root canals and dental crowns.