If, for whatever reason, healing does not occur following root canal treatment, retreatment or root-end surgery, your tooth will likely need to be extracted. If this is the case, a dental implant is an excellent back-up plan.
Over time it becomes incorporated into the bone and becomes a stable base onto which your dentist can place a crown.
A dental implant is an artificial root placed into your jaw. It is usually made of titanium and is well-suited to the human body. Over time it becomes incorporated into the bone and becomes a stable base onto which your dentist can place a crown.
Candidates for dental implants, however, should have good general and oral health, adequate bone support in the jaw and healthy gum tissues. Chronic illnesses such as diabetes may interfere with healing after surgery and prevent successful placement of an implant. Other risk factors for implant placement include smoking, poor bone quality, long-term use of bisphosphonate medications and low oestrogen levels.
Please discuss a dental implant with your dentist.