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When is it advisable to do a crown or root root canal for a tooth instead of just a filling?

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When is it advisable to do a crown or root canal for a tooth instead of just a filling? Thanks
Posted Thu, 7 Nov 2013 in Dental Health
Answered by Dr. Qazi Ammara 8 days later
Brief Answer:
When tooth is weakened & fracture chances increase

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It is absolutely necessary to put a crown on the tooth which is root canal treated, because the dentine of such tooth becomes more brittle which cannot withstand the masticatory forces and are more prone to fractures.

A dental crown serves to solidify the tooth and maintain integrity after it has suffered destruction either due to tooth decay or trauma. A tooth which is root canal treated probably have a very large cavity which has reached the pulp tissue where the nerve is located. After the Dentist has cleaned the tooth from decay and the root canal treatment is completed there usually doesnt remain sufficient healthy dental material to restore the tooth with a filling, therefore it is necessary to complete the treatment by placing the DENTAL CROWN so that the tooth does not break or fracture eventually.

Hope you find this as informative and helpful,

Good day!
Dr Qazi Ammara.
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