I had a root canal on one of my pre-molars (Upper Left 4) in 2012. This has, as far as I can tell, been successful. I have no pain or damage. The specialist who performed it (who only did root canals) did not crown the tooth. I can't remember if he suggested it as a possibility.\n\nMy new dentist on our first (quite brief) consultation wants to crown the tooth. I am somewhat reluctant to have this procedure as I have no problem with this tooth, it has lasted this long, and I feel that interfering with the "seal" of the filling etc sounds like a bad idea.\n\nI'm in the UK and this is an NHS procedure so isn't likely to financially benefit the dentist a great deal (I don't think..) - I think the maximum I can be charged is £219.\n\nCan someone advise?