Root Canal or Dental Implant?
Patients often ask the question of Root Canal or Dental Implant therapy. Holistic dentists generally oppose root canal therapy, but that is wrong! If the root canal is done by a specialist who is competent in Endodontics, the chance of failure is very low. Most holistic dentists are opposed to root canals due to possible failure, but now after ten years of research, the dentists have concluded that there is a 25% chance of Dental implant failure! That is a huge number since one out of four dental implants can fail.
Save Your Tooth
Hands down, anytime you can save your tooth, save it. After 35 years of dental reconstruction in Los Angeles, I have concluded that nothing is better than your god-given tooth. Save it! If the root canal fails, you can use a dental implant as the last resource. However, if a tooth is severely infected and there is not much bone support, causing systemic health problems, then the option of bone grafting and dental implant should come into the picture!
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Let’s also look at the time involved with having a tooth implant vs. root canal therapy: Dental implant is a surgical procedure, assuming you have an ample amount of bone, surgical placement is initiated at the first visit, and then after 3 to 6 months you are called back for a second surgery to expose the implant and place a healing cap, probably in 2 weeks after that assuming the tooth implant osseointegrated then you can commence with restorative aspect, which is added or more visits. As you can imagine, if the tooth implant procedure went well, you are still looking at a minimum of 4 to 7 months vs. root canal in which the whole procedure can be done in one day, at most in 2 visits, max amount of time in between is a week, and then you can get the crown or the inlay onlay right after. So from start to finish, a maximum couple of weeks, you get to keep your precious tooth!!
Dr. Anthony Mobasser
I advise you to save your tooth as long as possible, especially if it is in the front of the mouth ( Smile zone). Since implants can not mimic the aesthetic neck of the tooth as your original tooth, however, if the tooth has root fracture or not enough bone support, or a severe infection that can cause systemic problems, then the dentist should possibly consider tooth implant as the last resource. Book an appointment with the top dentist in Los Angeles today!
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