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Root Canals Ask The Endodontist Ara Nazarian Question:
I had a root canal on bottom front tooth but it broke in half.

I never had crown on it but I need to save it because it is in the front. How can I save this tooth, even with there being a gap?

I don't want to lose it or pull it out. ...Visitor from LA

Answer:
It is doubtful that you can. Root canals disturb the nutrient supply to a tooth. A crown is required for most root canals. The crown covers, protects and fortifies the modified tooth structure.

Delaying the placement of the final crown subjects the tooth structure to biting forces and potentials for decay.

Such a tooth is at high risk for failure, even with a new crown at this late date.

Although it is theoretically possible to place a crown now... you may have difficulty finding a dentist willing to do it.

A Nazarian, DDS

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