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.