I had a Root Canal. Why do I need a Porcelain Crown?

Root canals can save a tooth from decay, but they can also make it weak. A porcelain crown solidifies the tooth and maintains its integrity after it has been destroyed, by either tooth decay or from a trauma.

When the pulp inside a tooth is infected or no longer living, Dr. Roberts at Adams Dental Group can treat the tooth through a root canal by removing the pulp and apply filling to replace it. When performing routine root canals; however, Dr. Roberts will drill through the tooth and then remove infected and decayed enamel, dentin and pulp. Because root canals also remove the pulp, the teeth involved can no longer function as living things. Over time, this deficit causes them to lose strength and become likely to fracture.

If your tooth needs a root canal, it probably already had a large cavity that reached the pulp chamber, where the nerve is located. Most of the time, after Dr. Roberts properly cleans the decay from the tooth and root canal treatment is completed there isn’t enough healthy dental material to restore a tooth with just a filling. It’s necessary to complete the treatment with a porcelain crown to make sure the tooth will not eventually break.


August 22nd, 2017

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Have you ever cracked a tooth or lost a large filling? Maybe you’ve had root canal therapy on a tooth or a front tooth that is broken or has always been oddly shaped?

Then you’ve probably needed a crown and experienced gooey impressions and multiple appointments that are inconvenient and frustrating? Does this sound familiar?

What if I told you that you that we can complete your crown – from start to finish – in one, simple visit with CEREC crown? Would you want to know more?

At Adams Dental Group, we know how important your dental health is to you and your family. We also understand how busy you are. That’s why we work hard to provide excellent dental crowns as conveniently as possible by utilizing the latest dental technology… CEREC.


April 18th, 2017

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