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Will my appearance be affected by a root canal?

A root canal can save your teeth and your smile. There should be no noticeable change. If you continue to care for your teeth and gums your restored tooth could last a lifetime. 
By the time your dentist has finished giving you a root canal, there will be no noticeable cosmetic changes to your smile or teeth. This is because the tooth that got the root canal is covered with a special crown shaped to look like the original tooth. Its color can even be matched to the color of the rest of your teeth. With proper dental care, the crown should last a long time.

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