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Who's had a root canal? I just had one and now they think I should get a crown. Is this needed?

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Asked at 2010.01.06 00:18:29
Seriously, this root canal cost me $1300. Now they want to put a crown on it, and it costs $700. It's the #14 molar tooth.

Do I really need a crown? I'm ready to throw the BS flag on this. I think they're trying to milk every last cent out of me. I hate dentists and their overblown prices. Seriously, $1300 for 1 hour of work. RIDICULOUS!! They won't even take payments anymore. They want the money up front before treatment. crooks.
answer Paul  Answered at 2010.01.06 00:18:29
Placing a dental crown on a molar that has had root canal treatment is pretty much considered to be the "standard of care" for most situations.

The dental crown helps protect the tooth from fracture. It also provides a tight seal over the tooth that helps to prevent bacteria from seeing into the treated tooth.

These exact points are discussed on the resource page listed below.
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