Treatment Planning for Implants Versus Root Canal Therapy: A Contemporary Dilemma

  title={Treatment Planning for Implants Versus Root Canal Therapy: A Contemporary Dilemma},
  author={H. Bader},
  journal={Implant Dentistry},
  • H. Bader
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • Implant Dentistry
  • The predictability of implant fixtures as a long-term solution for edentulous areas has improved to the point where they have become the standard of care in many situations, in lieu of fixed prostheses. At the same time, the success rate of endodontically treated teeth, and those requiring retreatment, is very high as well. The dilemma presented to the clinician in treatment planning is when to retreat a tooth or extract and place an endosseous root-form implant. Risk assessment for prognostic… CONTINUE READING
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