Root Canal Treatment versus Implants
Should I Consider Dental Implants Instead of Root Canal Treatment?
Dental implants are an excellent choice of treatment to replace missing teeth. However, if you still have a tooth that can be restored, you should consider saving the tooth through root canal treatment offered by Sunnyvale dentist Dr. Antonious.
Root canal treatment shows high (97 percent) levels of patient satisfaction with a positive impact on quality of life after endodontic treatment.
When compared the outcomes of 196 root canal treated teeth with 196 matched, single-tooth implants, with both treatments provided in the same setting, both groups had 94 percent survival rates. Even though the survival rates were similar, the implant group experienced a much greater incidence of post-operative complications (e.g., prosthetic repairs, etc.)
Adverse events can occur during implant surgery, including paresthesia, hematoma, hemorrhage and devitalization of adjacent teeth. The incidence of these complications is extremely rare during non-surgical root canal treatment.
Also, restored single-tooth implants cost about 50 percent more than similarly restored endodontically treated teeth.
Schedule an appointment today at Sunnyvale Dental Care. We can review the best possible treatment options with you. To learn more about root canal treatment versus tooth extraction, click here.
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