If You Have A Root Canal Performed On A Tooth That Already Has A Crown, Do You Need A New One Afterwards?
When the pulp of your tooth becomes infected, your dentist will likely recommend a root canal in order to save it. This procedure removes the diseased pulp and replaces it with a substance that keeps the tooth stable. Afterward, you'll have a crown placed over your tooth to protect it from infection and further strengthen it. However, what happens when your tooth already has a crown on it? In general, it depends on both the condition of the crown and the underlying tooth.