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Why do I need a Permanent Restoration?

It is absolutely essential to correctly restore the tooth after the Root Canal is completed.

Usually the tooth has a temporary restoration placed after completion and this is only meant to last until the permanent restoration is placed

It is also essential that the permanent Restoration is completed ASAP to prevent any complications like Fractures.

In General a Root Treated Tooth should have its permanent restoration placed within a month of completion of the Root Canal Treatment.

For most teeth this will mean either a crown or an onlay, in either case protecting the cusps and biting surface are the priorities.

What can happen if the patient delays having the Permanent Restoration placed?

The tooth may fracture or there may be leakage and subsequent failure of the Root Canal Treatment. This is why it very important not to delay having the permanent restoration. As we said above, and we repeat again, in general a Root Treated Tooth should have its permanent restoration placed within a month of completion of the Root Canal Treatment.

Why do I need a Crown/Onlay?

The type of restoration will be based on the clinical needs of each patient, but Cuspal Protection is most likely to be essential and in most cases this will only be achieved by a Crown or Onlay