– Teeth can become a little bit more brittle once they’ve been root canalled. So, it is important that you are doing something to help strengthen the tooth. The other question you could ask is, if you are having root canal therapy done on your tooth, is how do you then restore the tooth at the end of it?
For a lot of times, that may require a crown over the tooth, but not always. The reason you would crown the tooth at the end of the root canal is if you feel that the tooth itself is substantially weakened, and you’re concerned that it may break or split down the tracks, so then crowning the tooth, you’re reducing the risk of this happening.
And the other side is, that we get down to a sort of, from a cosmetic point of view, where the tooth is and how you feel it looked at the end of the procedure. And if it concerns you, acidically, well a crown would make it look better as well.
The other way is if you do do a root canal and you don’t want a crown the tooth well often then, you may require just to reduce the tooth somewhat and bond some tooth-colored filling too, or composite resin over the top of the tooth.
Just to help support and protect the cusps of the tooth because teeth can become a little bit more brittle once they’ve been root canalled so it is important that you are doing something to help strengthen the tooth to sort of aid with its long term viability.