Why Do I Need a Dental Crown After Endodontic Treatment?
When we provide patients with endodontic treatment—also known as root canal therapy—we usually recommend the placement of a dental crown on the affected tooth. The reason for this is that the procedure can leave the tooth brittle since the living tissue has been removed from the tooth root. A dental crown will ensure the tooth is strong enough to withstand the pressure from chewing so you will have full use of your tooth.
The Dental Crown Procedure
A dental crown is a tooth cover, also referred to as a “tooth cap,” that will protect a tooth that has been weakened by a root canal. After the root canal procedure, we will prepare your tooth so it is ready to receive a dental crown. Once the crown is in place, it will blend in perfectly with your natural teeth so no one will be able to tell you to have a dental crown. You will be able to chew on it normally.
Because we use all-ceramic dental crowns, you will have none of the tell-tale grey-colored margins at the bottom of your tooth that you might have with prior dental crowns.
Same-Day Dental Crowns
With same-day dental crowns, you will not have to come back to us for additional dental appointments as with traditional dental crowns. We can prepare your tooth for the crown then use our computer-assisted design software to fabricate a customized crown right here in our dental clinic. The milling process will take about 15 minutes, after which time we can place the crown and cement it into place.
Contact Our Chester Hill, NSW Dental Clinic for More Information
If you need endodontic treatment, you will more than likely need a dental crown to protect the remaining tooth structure. We invite you to contact our dental clinic to book an appointment.
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