CHARLOTTE – A root canal is a treatment that can save a tooth from being removed when there is nerve damage or nerve exposure. After the inside of the tooth is cleaned out and filled, the tooth can become brittle over time since the nerve and blood supply has been removed. Due to the high risk of the tooth becoming extremely vulnerable, this is one of the main reasons why the tooth may need a full coverage crown. The crown acts as a hard hat to protect the tooth from breaking, especially when chewing hard foods.
Without a crown, the tooth is susceptible to cracking in an unfavorable area leading to extraction. If you have a root canal, you already know that it can be an investment. So, why not protect your investment and ability to chew and smile with a protective crown? If the tooth suffers from a crack and needs to be removed, it can cost thousands of dollars and a lot of time to replace it with bridge, implant, or denture. These replacement options can cost anywhere from $1000 to $6000 (sometimes even more).
Not sure if you need a crown? Call our office at (704) 486-4189 or visit our website at www.dawsonmoderndentistry.com to schedule an appointment. Our team is dedicated to the highest quality of care and an enjoyable dental experience. Thinking about getting a dental implant but not sure of the healing process? Make sure you check out the newest article next week as we discuss this topic.