What is a crown?
A dental crown is a covering over a tooth that is exactly the same shade as the tooth. For example, a dental crown is a coat for a bad tooth. The crown protects the tooth and does not interfere with normal life and work.
Root canal without crown
After root canal treatment, the tooth lacks the protection of enamel and its antioxidant capacity decreases significantly, and it is susceptible to oxidation and discoloration after exposure to various external factors.
A tooth that loses its pulp after a root canal is like a tree that has lost its roots. Without the pulp to supply nutrients, the tooth becomes weaker with only an empty shell around it. The tooth is easily broken at any time during use.
After root canal treatment, the inside of the tooth is hollowed out and becomes an empty shell, which reduces the resistance to bacteria and viruses and makes it easier for food debris to become lodged, breeding bacteria and causing various dental diseases.
Root canal treatment is the manipulation of drugs and instruments to remove and disinfect as much debris and bacteria as possible from the root canal. However, such a disinfection process, if carried out in earnest, requires the removal of quite a bit of bacteria-infected tooth, as well as tooth tissue that needs to be corrected. So most teeth, once undergoing root canal treatment, have difficulty supporting the force of chewing in daily eating and are prone to fracture.
Cost of dental crowns
Currently, dentists use a variety of crown materials, such as metal crowns, porcelain crowns, zirconia porcelain crowns, and more. Depending on the material, the fees vary. If the dentist is an experienced one, the price will continue to rise. But the common price for a crown is $200-$1000.