Every dead tooth, which has undergone a root canal treatment, is very weak. As compared with a living tooth, its durability is a several hundred percent lower. A risk of losing a tooth after a root canal treatment is increasing. Hence, it is important to treat the other living teeth properly, and eliminate caries, so that another root canal treatment will not be needed.
A dead tooth may be compared with a half-cut tree, which can fall down with a gust of wind. Some compare teeth after a root canal treatment to blown eggs. It is not unjustified. Tooth walls after a root canal treatment are thin as eggshells. Filling such a cavity is associated in most cases with a high risk of fracturing the tooth and losing it.
When a dead tooth is broken, the quality of performed root canal treatment is of no importance. Most often we have to deal with wedge-shaped and subgingival fractures, which eliminate chances for restoring the fractured tooth.
Given the above, a restoration is of key importance to keep a treated dead tooth for a long time. Depending on the level of damage of dental tissues, our dentists choose appropriate solutions for every case. There are a couple of options for restoring a dead tooth, including an endocrown that is immediately fabricated at our laboratory, a composite reconstruction with cemented fibreglass, or an all-ceramic digital crown.
If you know that your have many dead teeth and you would like to check the quality of root canal treatment and their restoration – book an examination. You will receive a detailed result on a printout, and we will plan the course of the treatment with you.