Root canal therapy is a procedure your dentist in Mesquite, TX, uses to save an otherwise damaged tooth or suffering decay. Because of this damage, Drs. Loera and Clark will likely have to remove portions of your tooth before sealing it up.
This procedure will leave your remaining tooth brittle and diminished, and if the point of root canal therapy is to save the tooth, leaving a tooth that could break down would be counter-productive. So instead, your dentist will restore your remaining tooth with a dental crown.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a complete tooth restoration generally made of high-quality porcelain custom-fit to your specific tooth. This type of restoration is strong, durable, and attractive. In addition, by covering the old tooth entirely, your dental crown will protect what remains.
Your crown is also similar to maintain as your natural tooth. You will brush and floss as you do with your other teeth, but your crown will not decay or develop cavities. However, the tooth structure supporting it can. You should get it checked at regular dental visits to ensure its fit has not changed.
Discover Root Canals and Dental Crowns in Mesquite, TX
If you fear losing a tooth causing you issues, we welcome your call to Town East Dental Group. Let us partner with you to achieve improved oral hygiene.