One question that we hear often is whether or not a root canal is required prior to having a crown placed on a tooth. In most cases a root canal is not required prior to placing a crown on a tooth and in fact there are many instances where the placing of a crown will actually prevent the need for a future root canal such as in the case of a tooth that has a slight crack possibly from tooth grinding.
It is important to note that there needs to be enough solid tooth structure for the crown to rest on in order for the crown to stay in place. There are instances where if there is insufficient tooth structure, Dr. Lee can build up the tooth so that a crown is still a restorative option.
From time to time however there is the unfortunate instance where after placing a crown the tooth still requires a root canal usually if the remaining tooth close to the nerve was weak or somehow bacteria had found its way into the nerve chamber.
Crowns are made from various types of materials and depending on which tooth needs a crown, Dr. Lee will suggest a material, or combination of materials, that is right for you.
Your smile is unique, and it can bring confidence to you in all aspects of your life. With dental crowns in Mississauga, you will gain cosmetic and functional benefits. Protecting existing teeth is a priority, even with extensive damage or decay. Choosing a procedure like root canal therapy with dental crowns in Mississauga can prevent the need for implantation today or in the future.
Dental crowns in Mississauga can be color-matched to your teeth and shaped to create a natural-looking smile. Porcelain crowns require almost no downtime and with just two short visits your designer smile will be ready.
Dental crowns in Mississauga have an exceptionally low failure rate, especially when you choose Dr. Lee and his talented team. Contact Credit River Dental Centre today to support the function of your mouth and preserve or improve your smile.