Do I need a root canal to get a crown?

No, but teeth that have had a root canal in the past often do need to have a crown placed on the tooth. A root canal should be completed before a crown is permanently placed on the tooth. 

Common CDT codes for Crowns:

  • [2740] Crown - porcelain/ceramic substrate 
  • [2750] Crown - porcelain fused to high noble metal 
  • [2751] Crown - porcelain fused to predominantly base metal 
  • [2790] Crown - full cast high noble metal 
  • [2792] Crown - full cast noble metal 
  • [2920] Re-cement or re-bond crown 
  • [2930] Crown - Prefabricated stainless steel - primary tooth 

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