Do I need a Crown after Root Canal Treatment
This is not the first time I have written on this subject and I keep getting asked this same question.
I understand the question. People have had their root canal treatment and their tooth no longer hurts so why should they have this expensive treatment called a crown. I mean they have just paid enough for the root canal. and the filling.
Well, this past week, another patient of mine came in who had his root canal done a few months ago and the tooth was cracked. Nothing I could do and I had to extract the tooth. Only problem was that this tooth was his last molar on one side and it held his partial denture. Now that the tooth is gone he has a real issue holding that denture. We have repaired the denture to have it hold better but a solution that will let him hold the denture at least the way it was is going to be expensive.
Yes you need the crown after the root canal treatment. It will save you money in the long run.
Enjoying dentistry in Hamilton Ontario Canada
All the best
Dr Ron Barzilay
PS. any questions, just send them as a comment