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J Calif Dent Assoc. 2008 Jun;36(6):429-37.

Endodontic therapy or single tooth implant? A systematic review.

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School of Dentistry, Loma Linda University, CA 92350, USA.


Should a tooth with pulpal involvement be saved through endodontic therapy, or extracted and replaced with a single tooth implant? Within the limitations of the existing literature, this systematic review of treatment outcomes found that initial endodontic treatment had a high long-term survival rate, equivalent to replacement of a missing tooth with an implant-supported restoration. Single tooth implants should be considered as the first treatment option for patients requiring extraction and tooth replacement.

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