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21 April 2017

Dental Implants Manchester Or A Root Canal? Which Is It To Be?

Despite the fact that root canal cost UK is arguably cheaper than dental implants, Manchester patients may still be confused as to which treatment they need, especially when dealing with severe tooth decay treatment. The truth is that they are two very different procedures. Let’s take a closer look…

 

Root canal treatment saves teeth while dental implants replaces teeth!

In dentistry the goal has always been to try and save problematic teeth and a root canal does exactly this. In essence it works by removing any infected pulp that lies within the tooth and back filling the canal space with a tough thermoplastic resin known as gutta percha. Performing this treatment eradicates any inner infection that may otherwise continue to damage the tooth, while leaving the exterior of the tooth intact. Once the tooth has been capped for added protection, it can last for many years.

While that’s all well and good, paying out for root canal cost UK, is not beneficial if the infection has taken hold and damaged the tooth to the point where it can’t be saved. In this instance patients are better off opting for dental implants. Manchester-based dental practices perform this type of treatment on a regular basis, so provided you choose an experienced dentist, you’ll be in safe hands. During this procedure the affected tooth is fully removed, the area is cleaned and is replaced by a permanent implant which is attached into the jawbone. A life-like crown is attached to complete the look. This process can take several months to compete, but when it comes to dealing with severe tooth decay treatment, removing the natural tooth may well be the only option.

So to sum up…

Root canal treatment (or endodontic therapy as it’s often called) is performed when the infected tooth is salvageable and has the ability to save the existing tooth in question. The implantation process on the other hand, is performed when the tooth can no longer be saved, and provides a much-needed replacement tooth. Doing so will not only shore-up a tooth gap preventing the surrounding adjacent teeth from drifting, but also helps to prevent ongoing bone shrinkage which would otherwise occur naturally when a tooth is missing.

Any dentist worth their salt will only remove teeth as a last resort. As such endodontic treatment is usually the first option. When this isn’t possible and/or the tooth is too far gone, then the next and final option is to remove and replace the tooth with a natural looking dental implant.

If you have a problematic tooth and are unsure of what to do, then visit your local dentist who will discuss your options with you. In the meantime if you need any further information on root canal cost UKtooth decay treatment, or dental implants, Manchester-based Church Road Dental and Cosmetics is the place to come. Call us today on 0161 486 0743 to find out more.

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