After cleaning, reshaping, and disinfecting, the dentist will fill the root canal with a biocompatible material. It is a rubber-like material, also known as gutta-percha, placed together with a medical adhesive element to seal the root canal.
In most cases, your dentist will recommend a temporary filling, which they will remove before your tooth is restored.
Once the root canal is completed the tooth will need to be restored to provide functionality and strength. Often times crowns are needed on back teeth following root canals.
Some teeth have different structures and will need specialized procedures. For example, if your tooth does not have a good system to hold the crown or restoration in place, the dentist may place some posts inside it for support.
We recommend that you inquire with your dentist about the ideal restoration planned for your tooth.