Monday, January 28, 2008
Why Do I Need A Crown After a Root Canal??
Many patients wonder why they need a crown on a tooth after a root canal. The need for a crown on a tooth after a root canal is mandated for several reasons. The number one reason for a crown after a root canal is the tooth can become brittle and fracture. By covering the remaining tooth structure after a root canal, the dentist is protecting this 'brittle' tooth from fracturing under the stresses of chewing.