The purpose of a root canal is to remove the infected pulp from deep within your tooth. The process involves removing all traces of infection and then placing a rubber-like material called gutta-percha in the hollowed-out space to protect the tooth’s structure.
After a root canal, the structure of the tooth is now stable but more fragile and prone to fracture. For this reason, Dr. Harlow almost always recommends placing a dental crown on grinding teeth like molars and premolars that absorb a lot of chewing force.
Not all teeth will need a dental crown after a root canal at our Charlotte dental office, but every tooth needs some kind of restoration to protect it. You may not need a dental crown on a front tooth, but you will need a filling placed to reinforce its structure.
At Harlow Dental, we offer comprehensive dentistry that includes procedures like root canals, dental crowns, tooth fillings, and much more. You can count on Dr. Harlow to recommend the solution you need and explain how it will benefit your long-term oral health.
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If you would like more information about getting a crown after root canal treatment at our Charlotte, NC dental office, please call us. We’ll be happy to schedule an appointment so you can discuss your needs with Dr. Harlow.