I just had a root canal on my front tooth - do I really need a crown?
This depends on the tooth and the root canal procedure. If the root canal was done conservatively, there may not be any need for an entire crown, and a permanent filling may be sufficient. For root canals that required larger access, or on teeth that need more stability because of the pressure they experience on a day-to-day basis, it will most likely be necessary to get a crown to prevent further damage to your tooth. Consult your dentist on whether or not a crown will be necessary after your root canal procedure. Dr. Kim refers to the IVY Institute in Arcadia for all root canal procedures because in most cases their access is very conservative.