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Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, Implants

Crowns and Root Canals

01/14/2010

Question:

If you have a root canal procedure on a tooth that has previously been crowned, will you need a new crown once the root canal has been completed, or will the existing crown still be able to do its job?

Answer:

A new crown is always ideal after a hole has been drilled through it to do the root canal; however, depending on the size of the hole, a filling sometimes works well enough to seal off the access hole.

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Response by:

Nancy L Clelland, DMD, MSD Nancy L Clelland, DMD, MSD
Professor of Restorative & Prosthetic Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University