If you have a damaged tooth that’s in need of a root canal or crown, you may hear your dental professional mention the “Ferrule Effect” when talking about these procedures. Knowing what it is before you see your dentist may help with your confusion! Here is everything you need to know.
The ferrule effect is important in that it is the area around the tooth that protects that tooth from further damage, such as a fracture. It's one of the things your dental professional will consider when examining your tooth to determine a treatment for the best outcome.