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If I have a root canal, is it better to crown the tooth to be safe or not ?. I am worried it will become more brittle , if I have a filling which to me may need doing again , not sure , what do I do ? Good crown or filling? Some talk of good direct cerec or proper post and core and then crown? Too much info on the internet .

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Asked on 11/11/2013 12:00 am
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A protective crown is usually required after root canal treatment. The decision to place a filling instead would depend on the amount of tooth substance which remains ,the position of the tooth ( front or back) and the biting forces which you place on the tooth when eating.

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Answered on 14/11/2013 12:00 am
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It all depends on which tooth and how weakened it is by previous decay and fillings
As a rule of thumb a back tooth needs covering with metal or ceramic partial crown to protects the cusps and tooth from fracturing into the root
Front teeth are better restored with an adhesive restoration that can be replaced with another such restoration if it fails and one can move on to more destructive restorations if the tooth is more broken down initially

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