Why is it Important to Crown your Tooth after a Root Canal?

Did you recently get a root canal or do you have one scheduled and you don’t know how long it will last? Last month we discussed some of the warning symptoms you may need a root canal. Now we are discussing the importance of a crown being placed after the procedure. Dr. Roderick Garcia provides gentle, effective dental care and is dedicated to restoring your smile and maintaining your dental health. Reinforce your Tooth!If you have had a root canal, you know that the tooth was infected or had decaying pulp that essentially needed to be drilled and cleared from inside the tooth. This happens via an opening at the top of the tooth that is made by your dentist. After the infection or decayed pulp has been removed, the tooth is filled with a special inert material and then covered by dental cement.The integrity of your tooth has been lost or damaged after an invasive procedure like a root canal. A crown can reinforce the structure and protect the outside of your tooth from any further damage. In addition to reinforcement, a dental crown carries many benefits such as:
  • Covers a dental implant
  • Restores a broken tooth
  • Protects and restores worn down teeth
  • Covers a large filling
  • Protects a weak tooth from decaying or cracking
  • Helps cosmetic dentistry procedures
Once Dr. Garcia has examined your need for a dental crown (if there is one), he will evaluate your needs and desired aesthetic result and consult you on your options. He also offers finance plans for all procedures and accepts patients without insurance. Having the expertise and knowledge of Dr. Garcia in Albuquerque can help you have an effective, long-lasting crown application.Dental Crowns Dental crowns can be temporary or permanent. Crowns can be made from an assortment of materials. Dr. Garcia can give you any type of dental crown you request if you are needing one, including:
  • Metal (gold or metal alloy)
  • Ceramic (porcelain or engineered ceramic)
  • Combination of both
  • Resin
  • Stainless Steel
  • Porcelain
Not all root canal procedures require a dental crown, but every root canal does require reinforcement of the infected tooth. A crown provides full reinforcement.Contact Dr. Roderick Garcia in Albuquerque, New Mexico today and learn more about how a dental crown can reinforce the structure and integrity of your teeth.

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