Do You Have to Get a Root Canal With a Dental Crown?

The connection between a root canal and a dental crown is so strong that a lot of people think that one automatically requires the other. But, does a dental crown always require a root canal and vice versa? 

Here's what you should know. 

When Is a Dental Crown Necessary? 

A dental crown is a tooth-colored protective cap that is meant to restore a tooth's appearance and functionality. If your tooth has been severely affected by decay or trauma (such as a large chip or crack,) the doctors at Skutak Dental may use a crown to save and restore your tooth. 

Crowns can also be used for cosmetic reasons. If you have a badly stained or discolored tooth, for example, you can use a dental crown to improve your smile's appearance. 

Dental crowns can also be used if you have one or more missing teeth. The crown is the last step when getting a dental implant, for instance.

When Is a Root Canal Necessary? 

A root canal is a dental procedure needed to save badly decayed or damaged teeth. If you have a severe infection that reached the inner layers of the tooth, the Wausau dentist will drill the tooth and try to remove all the decayed pulp. 

If the damage is not too big, the dentist will use a special filing to restore the tooth. However, if the damage was extensive, the dentist may need to place a crown over the affected tooth to restore it and protect it from further damage. 

Can I Get a Dental Crown Without Needing a Root Canal? 

As you can see, a dental crown doesn't always require a root canal and a root canal doesn't always need a dental crown. The two procedures can exist and be done independently of each other. 

Dr. Lisa Skutak will examine your oral health and determine what type of restorative treatment will benefit you. There are cases where a patient may need both a root canal and dental crown, but one doesn't always precede the other. 

Schedule an Appointment Today 

Are you dealing with persistent pain? Or maybe you are unhappy with your stained teeth and are looking for a way to rejuvenate your smile.  Whatever your dental need may be, at Skutak Dental you can find a wide range of services that can help restore your oral health. 

We know that dentistry can be a bit confusing and intimidating. That's why Dr. Lisa Skutak will provide all the information you need to make an educated decision regarding your oral health. She always recommends only the best treatments for your needs and doesn't put you through unnecessary procedures that require time and money. 

Get in touch with Skutak Dental now to book your appointment with Dr. Lisa Skutak. You can also contact us by calling (715) 355-4433 for a quick chat. 

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