Whether a crown is advised on front teeth or not is dependent upon the amount of natural tooth remaining after the root canal treatment.
In most cases, a crown is not necessary as the front teeth have a single, easily accessible root canal. This canal is also straighter in natures when compared to the back teeth.
This means that during the root canal procedure the dentist will not have had to cut away a lot of tooth structure in order to “see” the canal opening.
In many cases, a simple tooth coloured filling is all that is required.
However, in those cases where the tooth has a large deep filling or dental decay, then more of the tooth may already have been lost. This is also true of traumatic fractures of teeth that occur due to accidents of being hit in the front of the mouth. Repair your teeth with us today.
In these cases, if a root canal treatment is also required, the resulting tooth is very much weakened and fragile. It is also vulnerable to further trauma or breakage and fractures in the future. Further teeth repair solutions.
Root canal treated teeth are weak and brittle. They have lost all vitality and elastic behaviour of natural untreated teeth. So when they are hit again or the patient has an abnormal bite then they may fracture if they are not protected.
In these instances, we advise the front tooth to be restored with a crown. This crown will be able to protect the tooth from future damage and make it last longer. Find out more.
However, it is important that crowns in the front part of the mouth have no metal components to them and that they are created in a way that is highly aesthetic in nature.
In each case, your dentist will advise you as to whether you will need a crown placed on your front teeth or not after undergoing root canal treatment.
Each case is different and treatment is advised accordingly.We offer a free consultation at our London or Hertfordshire consulting rooms.