Once a root canal is performed on a front tooth, is a crown necessary?
Question by: Adrienne
I clench my teeth at night. Apparently so hard that I caused irreparable damage to my front tooth (possibly teeth). My dentist tells me I don’t need a crown because it’s a front tooth. But, I’ve also heard that removing the root from a tooth makes it very brittle and can easily break/crumble. This is my front tooth; I’m extremely nervous about doing this correctly. I’m going to lose my dental insurance in a few months and want to do this the right way the first time. I had my first appointment for my root canal today. I’m going back in a couple weeks for them to fill it. The dentist has recommended that I wear a night guard to prevent any more clenching/grinding. I will wear it faithfully, but am still nervous about losing my front teeth. What should I do?
Answer by Telis
No it’s not