A dental crown is strongly recommended for patients who have undergone a root canal, because it restores function to the treated tooth as well as restoring its original look. Crowns are recommended in the following situations:
To successfully install a crown, a sufficient amount of your natural tooth must remain to hold the crown in place. If necessary, your dentist may perform a root canal to install a dental post to help hold it in place.
Do you have a damaged tooth that’s bothering you? Has someone suggested you should have a root canal or get a filling? If the answer is yes, a dental crown may be the solution for you. Here are some details that can help you.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a restoration that is placed on a tooth that needs some protection. When a tooth is too damaged and needs to be repaired with a filling, the dentist must cover the tooth with a dental crown to prevent further damage. Once in place, the crown operates as a protective barrier. The fillings, onlays, and other dental services may sound similar, but they cover and protect only a small part of the tooth in question, leaving the rest of the tooth vulnerable to further deterioration. A dental crown, however, completely covers the tooth and acts as an exterior shell.
The longevity of a crown depends on the following factors:
The longevity of the crown also depends on the patient’s aesthetic
Learn more about the benefits of dental crowns by calling Centre Dentaire Champlain in Gatineau today.