Root canal treatment, or endodontic therapy, is used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During the procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. The affected tooth requires a crown buildup or a post and core.
Dental literature clearly states that not all root canal teeth need crowns. Posterior teeth need onlays or crowns, but anterior teeth generally do not. Ask Dr. LeSage about the best way to biomimetically restore your anterior or posterior tooth.