I have a tooth that needs to be extracted and another one that needs a root canal. I’m trying to decide between dental implants and a dental bridge. Which would be better?
Marvin G. – Brooklyn
In some cases, there is a clear choice. However, in your particular situation either one is a decent treatment. Dental implants will provide a subsitute root for your tooth that is being extracted.
However, because you need work on an adjacent tooth, a bridge is a natural choice as well. You have to have work done on both teeth and that does it in one fell swoop.
I’m sure that was precicely zero help, as you can choose either one. But, at least you will be assured that there isn’t really a wrong choice in your case.
I will add this. If you choose implants, make sure your choice of dentist is carefully made. You’ll want someone who’s taken post-graduate training the in procedure. Merely graduating dental school will not be enough.
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