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Why Are Dental Crowns Recommended After A Root Canal Procedure?

Dental Crown After A Root Canal in Calgary AB Area

Having a dental crown put in place following a root canal is a very common and often necessary step in the restorative process to preserve and protect the tooth. Root canal treatments in Calgary, Alberta, are performed to remove infected or damaged pulp from the tooth’s interior, alleviating pain and preventing the spread of infection. Dentists like Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma and the team at Lake Chaparral Dental Care will follow this procedure with a dental crown.

Why Are Dental Crowns Recommended Following A Root Canal?

A dental crown is typically recommended following a root canal for several important reasons. These can include:

  1. Structural Reinforcement: After a root canal, the tooth may become more brittle and prone to fractures due to the removal of its pulp and nerve. A dental crown acts as a protective cap, providing structural reinforcement and preventing the tooth from breaking or cracking
  2. Restoration of Functionality: A tooth that has undergone a root canal may lose some of its natural structure. A dental crown restores the tooth to its normal size and shape, ensuring proper functionality for biting, chewing, and speaking
  3. Sealing Out Infection: The crown serves as a barrier, sealing the treated tooth from bacteria and preventing the re-entry of infection. This is crucial for maintaining the long-term success of root canal therapy
  4. Aesthetic Improvement: Dental crowns are crafted to match the colour, shape, and translucency of natural teeth. This ensures a seamless and aesthetically pleasing appearance, especially for teeth in visible areas of the mouth
  5. Long-Term Preservation: Dental crowns contribute to the long-term preservation of the treated tooth. By preventing further damage and decay, the crown helps extend the lifespan of the tooth, eliminating the need for extraction
  6. Customization for Comfort: Dental crowns are custom-made to fit each patient’s unique dental anatomy. This customization ensures a comfortable and natural fit, promoting optimal oral function
  7. Crown Material Options: Various crown materials, including porcelain, ceramic, and porcelain-fused-to-metal, are available to meet different aesthetic and functional requirements. The choice of material depends on factors such as the tooth’s location and the patient’s preferences
  8. Durable and Low-Maintenance: Dental crowns are durable and require minimal maintenance. Regular oral hygiene practices, such as brushing and flossing, are typically sufficient to care for the crown and maintain overall oral health
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Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma, a graduate from the University of Alberta Neuroscience program, received Dental training at University of Alberta in Edmonton and went on to complete a two-year residency at Albert Einstein Medical Centre in Philadelphia, PA (United States). While at Albert Einstein Medical Centre she served as chief resident for a year. In this prestigious program, she took additional training in implantology, oral surgery, cosmetic services, and general dentistry.

Dr. Jay's passion for dentistry began in middle school when she selected the topic "teeth whitening agents" for a science fair competition. She considered dentists as artists who could improve smiles, increase confidence, and create beneficial changes in people's lives from an early age.

Dr. Jay pursued her passion of becoming a dentist in Gold Coast, Australia, where she earned a Master of Dentistry degree from Griffith University. Her enthusiasm for dentistry and sympathetic attitude drives her to make your dental visit as peaceful and comfortable as possible.

She enjoys educating patients about the significance of oral health and is dedicated to expanding her knowledge of the most recent dental innovations to provide outstanding care to her patients. Dr. Jay finds it tremendously satisfying to alleviate dental anxiety while ensuring your trust is always in excellent hands.

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