If an endodontic procedure can’t save your tooth, often, the only alternative is extraction. Because missing teeth can make you self-conscious, affect your ability to bite and chew, cause other healthy teeth to shift and have a negative impact on your overall health, you should consider a dental implant to replace the extracted tooth.

Research has proven that endodontic treatment and dental implants are equally successful. Therefore, it makes sense to start by trying to save your natural tooth—nothing looks, feels or functions like it. Ultimately, your treatment decision should be based on a plan you have discussed with your dental team and that you agree is best for your overall health.

Access research comparing endodontic treatment to dental implants.