At Torrensville Dental Care fillings are done with the aim of reducing the risk of the tooth needing a root canal treatment. In teeth, with larger cavities, layers of medications and materials are placed to ensure the pulp has a chance to heal itself. If the damage is beyond repair and a root canal is indicated, this is done using a rubber dam and digital radiography making sure an accurate and long lasting result is obtained.
A root canal treated tooth is a “non-vital” tooth that no longer has its flexibility and is significantly more brittle. Therefore, a Crown is often recommended on a root canal treated tooth to keep it together and prevent if from fractures. Another advantage of a crown is the improvement of the aesthetics of the tooth. Root canal treated tooth can become darker over time. Ceramic crowns can mask that discolouration effectively.