Do I Need a Dental Implant or a Root Canal?

As a Cosmetic and reconstructive dentist, Dr. Anthony Mobasser believes that nothing is better than your own tooth or teeth. Depending on many factors as a general rule root canal is a more conservative dental treatment than a dental implant. Root canals have a 90 percent success rate and they’re considered as a wise dental choice treatment. However, if there is aroot fracture or  if the root isn’t worth saving, then a dental implant might be a better choice.

It’s best to see an expert in both dental implant and root canal, like Dr. Anthony Mobasser. He’ll examine first your tooth and know if it can still be salvaged. If it can, he will thoroughly evaluate your tooth or teeth depending on the level of your bone, the current infection, the length of your root, and your existing bite to give you an option of root canal vs dental implant.
One fact to consider is that you can always have dental implant surgery after a failed root canal but you can not have a root canal and save your tooth if you already commit to have a tooth implant.

When to choose root canal?

A root canal is the better option to save your tooth from trauma and infection. This procedure requires the removal of an infected nerve and replaces it with an inert material that may last for many years. Most holistic dentist do not believe in root canal treatment although we have seen 90% success rate vs a dental implant surgical intervention.

Because the nerve has been removed, it leaves your tooth to be weak and brittle. For that reason, a dental inlay/onlay or a dental crown is placed over the affected tooth to prevent it from breaking or fracturing.

When to opt for a dental implant?

If the affected tooth had a cavity that extends to the bone, or under the bone the prognosis of the tooth depending on the length of its root, is usually guarded and it may need extraction followed by dental implant.

If a fracture is present on the tooth’s root, it must be extracted.

If you’re suffering from a several gum or periodontal disease and there’s no sufficient support for the affected tooth, then extracting it is a good idea.

In other words, if the affected tooth doesn’t have a better long-term prognosis, then it’s best to remove it.

When your tooth is extracted, it’ll leave a space in your mouth. For your missing tooth or teeth, Dr. Mobasser will suggest a dental implant. But you need to remember that not all patients are good candidates for a dental implant. for more information on who is a good candidate for dental implants click here: https://best.celebritydentist.com/dental-implants/

For Dr. Mobasser, it’s always best to keep your natural teeth as long as possible because nothing truly beats a complete set of natural teeth. However, if he sees that your tooth is hopeless and it’s beyond repair, then tooth extraction and dental implant should be considered.

Since it requires proper evaluation before deciding which of the two is better, it’s necessary that your dentist be an expert in this field. Dr. Anthony Mobasser has been the go to dentists for 30 years and he has numerous full mouth reconstruction and cosmetic dentistry procedures, which required him to decide root canal vs dental implant, in which all his patients are happy and satisfied with his diagnosis and final decision.

To help you make an informed decision, you may contact the expert in dental implant and root canal at 310-550-0383.