28/08/2009

Why Save Bad Teeth?

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) prefers dental implants to tooth restorations. In fact they say that patients should forego prolonged dental restoration to save teeth and instead replace it with long lasting dental implants.

 

"There really is no justification for undergoing multiple endodontic or periodontic procedures, and enduring the pain and financial burden, to save a diseased tooth," said John Minichetti, DDS, speaking for the AAID. "The days are over for saving teeth till they fall out. Preserving questionable teeth is not the best option from both oral health and cosmetic perspectives."