What are the alternatives to root canal treatment?
Root canal treatment is an effort to save an infected tooth from an extraction. It is highly effective, and when used in conjunction with a dental crown, we can prolong the life of your tooth for years – or even decades.
In some cases, however, patients want an alternative to root canal therapy and opt for a dental extraction.
Replacing a missing tooth is important because leaving a gap in your smile allows your remaining teeth to shift. This can negatively impact your bite and even expose roots, causing sensitivity and gum disease.
Dental implants are a popular choice to replace missing teeth because they replace the entire tooth, including the root, and provide a stable, long-term solution that supports healthy bone and blends in with your smile.
In the case of multiple extractions, we can replace teeth with single dental implants, dental bridges, implant-supported bridges, implant–supported dentures, or conventional partials and dentures.
Contact Affordable Dental Center of Wellington to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Steven Bussell. He will diagnose any dental conditions you have and provide you with all of your treatment options so you can make the best choice for the future of your smile