Dental Implants for Root Canal Failure

Vinings GA Implant DentistryIf your root canal has failed, you may be an excellent candidate for dental implants. It is not uncommon for a patient to have a root canal that fails once or multiple times. In this case, it can be more effective and cost-efficient to just extract the tooth and replace it with a dental implant.

There are a number of common causes for endodontic failure. Patients have root canal failure do to the following:

• leaky restorations
• root fractures
• untreated canals
• inadequately cleaned canals
• operative errors (such as errors in placing posts)

Rather than risking additional cost that may or may not restore your tooth and your overall jaw function, it is wise to consider a dental implant instead. Remember that dental implants aren’t just reserved for aging adults who do not want dentures. A single dental implant can be used as a permanent tooth replacement option for a failed root canal tooth or severely damaged tooth.

A dental implant replaces the actual root of a missing tooth with precisely measured surgical-grade titanium alloy. The implant is placed into the jawbone either immediately after the extraction of a tooth, or after an extended period of time. If there is insufficient bone, various bone enhancing procedures can be performed prior to the implant placement. An abutment, which acts as a base for a prosthetic tooth replacement such as a crown, is either inserted into the implant at the time of implant placement, or after proper healing.

In the past, dentists could only try to save or replace teeth with treatments like root canals, bridges, and fixed or removable dentures. Unfortunately, a significant number of root-canal-treated teeth fail, bridges require that healthy adjacent teeth to be cut down, and removable dentures can often be inconvenient, unstable and require the use of sticky adhesives. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD uses dental implants as a breakthrough solution to all of these problems, allowing your smile to look, feel and function in the most natural, healthy way.

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Through the years, we have found Dr. Suway to be a skillful perfectionist in all areas of his profession. He keeps abreast of and utilizes the latest dental techniques to improve and ensure the longevity of his patient’s teeth. He is a caring, personable professional who always greets his patients with a sincere, ready smile. Dr. Suway is also a ‘confidence booster.’ I say this because by the time I was 30 years old I was wearing dentures. He immediately recognized a self-conscious young wife, mother and professional who needed his professional help. His approach to boosting my confidence was through dental implants. At that time dental implants were a relatively new procedure. Dr. Suway carefully explained to me the advantages of dental implants and was proactive in working with my insurance provider to ensure that they understood the correlation between the required dental procedures and health plan benefits. I can smile with confidence forever because of Dr. Suway. Dr. Suway’s staff is a mirror image of his positive professionalism. They are always courteous, knowledgeable, efficient and personable. Appointments are scheduled at your convenience. You know that your time is valued because at the precise time of your appointment you are greeted, then immediately seen by either Dr. Suway or a hygienist. His work is outstanding and he is one of a kind.

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