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    Why Do I Need a Root Canal Before a Crown?


    People who have injured or fractured a tooth, lost a filling, experienced tooth decay and other damage may need to get a crown. The crown is a permanent placement over the tooth to restore the strength of your tooth and improve the aesthetics of your smile. Often a root canal is required before the crown is placed. Find out the reasons why root canal might be necessary and more info about how crowns work.

    Does a Crown and Root Canal Always Happen Together?

    While a root canal is often done before a crown, this is not always the situation. They are two separate procedures. In certain cases, root canal therapy is not necessary. One can be done without the other, based on the patient’s unique circumstances. A dental exam and x-rays are required to see what is going on in the patient’s mouth. Once the dentist evaluates the situation, a recommendation is made to optimum oral health.

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    The Relationship Between Crowns and Root Canal Therapy

    Because a crown is placed on a damaged tooth, the patient may experience some sensitivity and pain. Over time, a root canal might be a necessity to get rid of an infection and make the patient feel more comfortable. Conversely, a crown can improve the integrity of a tooth that has had root canal performed. This depends on the extent of the root canal and the condition of the tooth. Otherwise, the tooth could be more susceptible to cavities and fractures. Additionally, crowned teeth that are done without root canal have the potential of developing pulp (nerve tissue) problems that necessitate endodontic therapy.

    Types of Crowns

    Crowns are often commonly referred to as caps because they “cap off” the compromised tooth. A weakened tooth that has undergone root canal therapy is often a good candidate for a crown. There are three basic types of crowns to choose from, based on the patient’s situation, budget, and preferences. All metal crowns are quite durable and use gold or silver dental alloy. All-ceramic crowns are made with dental ceramic. Some are strong while others look aesthetically pleasing. Patients may also consider a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown. Porcelain encase a metal crown structure for a great combination of durability and aesthetics.

    Placing a Dental Crown

    Root canal therapy might take one or two appointments to complete. A crown may also take one or two appointments to place. Both procedures can take up to two to five appointments to finish. The root canal is done and must heal before a crown is placed. The tooth must be shaped and an impression taken.

    A temporary crown is placed while the permanent one is being created for the patient. A dental laboratory fabricates the crown for placement. During the final visit, the crown is cemented into place by your dentist. Each appointment can take about a half hour. It could take a bit longer or less time based on what is being done in the patient’s mouth.

    Because teeth are susceptible to fracture after a root canal, a crown is often recommended by the dentist. While a root canal might not be a necessity, if it is not done when a crown is placed, it is likely it will need to be done in the future. Your dentist will advise you if root canal therapy is required when you decide to get a crown.

    Most crowns lasts between five and fifteen years so you want your mouth to be comfortable and healthy. Once the root canal therapy is performed and the crown is placed, most patients can smile and eat with confidence for years to come.


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Catherine Pearson
Catherine Pearson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

I found the right orthodontist for me here in Hammond, LA here at this dental facility. When it comes to oral health, I really want the best and I really did search the city for the best ortho for me. When I got here, I am so happy and relieved that I finally found the one for me. She was very attentive and she made me feel very comfortable. The treatment is also very effective and now I have straight,white teeth!

Jacklyn Myers
Jacklyn Myers

4 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

I was advised to see an orthodontist to correct my bite. I am glad I saw your website and read some of the reviews. By reading those customers testimonials, I decided to go visit your dentist and I am not disappointed by the service you have given me. Added factors are the place is clean and well maintained.

Tayler Evans
Tayler Evans

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

THE DENTISTS AND STAFF ARE AMAZING! I haven't been to the dentist in 10+ years because my last visit was so traumatizing. Recently my tooth broke and another was fractured due to me constantly grinding them in my sleep. I couldn't have wished for better service. They were so nice and kind to me. The dentist kept me informed of everything that was going on while she was doing it. The office was really clean and comfortable. I even got a call a few days later to see how I was doing and was informed that I could come in for a follow up appointment to check the healing process free of charge! I would definitely recommend them and will be going back on a regular basis. Extremely satisfied customer....Donna Evans

Laura Wilber
Laura Wilber

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 day ago

I undergone dental implant here. They offered me their Implant package that I cannot say no to. It helped me save money. If they did not tell me about it I would not know. Thank you for informing me!

Casey Pierce
Casey Pierce

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

Everyone at Advanced Dental Concepts is warm and welcoming. The setting is very professional and you feel right at home. Genuine advice to take care of your teeth is given throughout your visit, so you can have healthier teeth for longer!

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