Does my tooth need a crown after root canal treatment?
In many cases, a tooth will need a crown after root canal treatment.
The reason for this is that root canal treatment involves removing the infected or damaged pulp from inside the tooth, which weakens the tooth structure. This makes the tooth more susceptible to fracture or breakage. A crown can help to strengthen and protect the tooth from further damage.
Additionally, many teeth that require root canal treatment have large fillings or other damage that may weaken the tooth even further. In these cases, a crown can help to provide additional support and protection to the tooth.
However, not all teeth that have had root canal treatment require a crown. The need for a crown will depend on the extent of damage to the tooth, the location of the tooth in the mouth, and other factors. Your dentist will be able to evaluate your specific situation and recommend the appropriate treatment plan.