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Posted on Feb 15, 2018

Crown After Root Canal

Crown After Root Canal


        Why Should You Have A Crown

            After Root Canal Treatment


crown after root canal


After completing a Root Canal Treatment your tooth may require a permanent dental restoration. The tooth can be fragile and will need to be strengthened. The reasons why it may happen:


Damage during treatment

To reach root canals, a dentist creates an access opening in the tooth through which RCT will be done. This hole (access cavity) may weaken the tooth as in some cases the great amount of internal structure needs to be removed to access root canals. And sometimes the tooth may become vastly gouged out.


Previous Treatment

Pain after composite filling mdc dental clinic mauritius Many teeth that require root canal have already undergone serious treatment such as large fillings or have been fractured and already weakened.

Changes in a tooth dentine

The microbe-killing medicine and other chemical agents which are used during root canal therapy reduce the dentine(hard, calcified tissue beneath the enamel).                                                                                                                                 

Risk after completing Root Canal Treatment

After completing Root Canal Treatment a tooth can be at significant risk of fracture. A dental crown will protect a tooth and will make it stronger. Another issue is an effect of “coronal leakage’’ when bacteria and contamination from the mouth find a way to seep past a tooth dental restoration (filling). It can lead to RCT failure and as result tooth loss.


A coronal-leakage-mdc-dental-clinicCrown After Root Canal Treatment can prevent such dramatic effect.


Studies show that risk of losing a tooth that had a dental crown after root canal is 6 times less than those that had a composite filling.

Survival rates after RCT mdc dental clinic



Placement a crown after root canal for molars (back teeth) become a standard procedure in dentistry as these teeth must be able to cope with heavy chewing pressure (a dental post and core may be needed too).


We advise placing a crown after root canal as soon as possible.


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  1. How much for a root canal treatment please?

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