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How long does a root canal without a crown last?

cuanto dura una endodoncia sin corona

As we have already explained in other articles, endodontics is a conservative treatment used to avoid the extraction of an affected tooth.

For this purpose, the dental pulp is removed, the pulp cavity is filled and sealed with a biocompatible dental filling. To maximize the results, a crown is often used. However, for many dentists this is optional.

But how long does a root canal without a crown last? At SOFDental we tell you all about this procedure.

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What happens after a root canal?

que ocurre despues de realizar una endodoncia

After endodontics, the patient recovers the functionality of the tooth. The tooth or molar becomes numb due to the extraction of the dental nerve. Depending on the degree of involvement, the dentist may consider the use of a dental crown.

Recovery is optimal and does not require extreme care. However:

  • It is important to avoid eating hard or sticky foods during the first days of recovery.
  • You may later need internal teeth whitening to improve the esthetic appearance of the tooth after treatment. This, of course, if the dentist has not placed a dental crown.

What is a dental crown?

que es una corona dentale

A dental cap or crown is a single fixed prosthesis that is placed on the tooth to cover it in its entirety. In this way it is possible to solve problems of functionality and aesthetics.

In which cases should a crown be placed after a root canal?

After endodontics, the dental crown is necessary for:

  • Protect
  • Stabilize

This is in order to prevent possible future damage, preventing the tooth from suffering fractures or breakage in the short term. However, the use of a dental crown is not always necessary. They are used specifically when the tooth has suffered great damage. If the damage is not very deep, the treatment is limited to reconstructive purposes only.

How long does a root canal without a crown last?

Endodontically treated teeth can last a lifetime if the procedure is successful, generating no complications for the removal of the nerve and the reconstruction of the tooth.

Oral health care is also influential. Oral hygiene must be thorough and progressive. Because, in the same way, teeth with root canal treatment are exposed to common bacteria and infections.

In summary, we can say that a tooth with endodontics can last a lifetime if:

  • The specialist has properly executed the corresponding techniques (including pre- and post-treatment radiographs, as well as the use of dental crowns if the patient warrants it).
  • If the patient has good dental hygiene and attends regular maintenance check-ups.

When can endodontics no longer be performed?

Although endodontic treatment can save an affected tooth avoiding its extraction. Sometimes it is not possible to carry it out:

  • When the tooth presents vertical fractures
  • When the root of the tooth has a minimum length that makes it difficult to hold the dental crown.

Do you need endodontic treatment? At SOFDental we have the best technology for dental recovery and reconstruction. Our team of professionals can help you.

Contact us.

Dr Martin

By: Dr. Martín Ramírez
Dental Surgeon at SOFDental.

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