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Restoring the Tooth after Root Canal

The tooth may be restored with a composite filling material or any other restorative material and then a crown will have to be prepared.

To prepare the tooth for a crown, your dentist first will have to build up a foundation to strengthen the tooth and support the crown. This buildup is called a core. To help hold the core in place, your dentist may have to use a post.

It takes two dental visits to complete the process: one to prepare the tooth and the second to cement the crown.

The crown, which is made in a dental laboratory, is composed of porcelain, metal, or a combination of the two. It is cemented onto the foundation.

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