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  • Dr. Barry Yu


Root canal treatment and dental cap, crown placement are common dental procedures aimed at preserving the health and integrity of your teeth. Let's explore these procedures to gain a better understanding of their importance.

Root Canal Treatment, RCT, crown procedure
Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment:

Root canal treatment is recommended when a tooth is affected by intense pain and infection deep within its structure. This procedure addresses issues that lie below the gumline. During root canal treatment, measures are taken to relieve discomfort and eliminate infection from inside the tooth.

The primary goal of root canal treatment is to ensure your comfort and remove the source of pain and infection. The inner chamber of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected, eliminating damaged or infected pulp tissue.

Root canal treatment, rct, and dental cap
Dental Cap

Crown Placement:

A crown, a customized tooth-shaped cover, is permanently cemented onto the treated tooth following root canal treatment. It not only restores the tooth's appearance but also shields it from further damage. Crowns are tailored to match the shape and color of your natural teeth, ensuring seamless aesthetics.

Crowns provide comprehensive coverage to your tooth, offering protection on both its circumferential surface and chewing surface. This extra layer of protection reduces stress on the tooth and safeguards it against trauma and the forces of chewing.

The Importance of Crown Placement:

After root canal treatment, every tooth benefits from crown placement. The decision to place a crown depends on the amount of remaining tooth structure post-root canal treatment. If more than half of the tooth structure is compromised or if the tooth is cracked, crown placement is typically recommended. Research shows that teeth that undergo root canal treatments but remain uncrowned are more likely to be lost. Therefore, crowning your tooth after root canal treatment is essential for its long-term maintenance.

What's Next:

Following your root canal treatment at our clinic, your next step is to schedule your appointment for crown placement. This step is crucial for ensuring your tooth's structural integrity and long-term health. Rest assured, the procedure will be completed efficiently at our clinic.

In conclusion, root canal treatments are conducted to relieve discomfort, eliminate infection, and preserve your oral health. We are here to provide you with essential information about these procedures. If you're experiencing dental discomfort or infection, don't hesitate to seek professional care at our clinic. We are dedicated to ensuring your comfort and well-being during your dental journey. Book your next appointment today to take the next step toward a healthier smile.

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About Authors


Graduated with honors from the University of California, Davis (U.S.A.), major in biochemistry and molecular biology, Dr. Yu has further obtained his dental degree (Doctor of Dental Medicine) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (U.S.A.).  Dr. Yu is qualified to practice in the US, Singapore and Hong Kong, and has over 10 years of practicing experience in the US before starting both practices in Hong Kong and Singapore.


Dr. Chrissie Lam graduated from University of California, Berkeley (U.S.A.) with a bachelor degree in Nutritional Science before earning her doctorate degree in dentistry from University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry (U.S.A.). In her 10 years of practice she took care of her patients, both in U.S.A. and Singapore with her warm demeanor and excellent clinical skills. 

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