None of the dentures can exactly replace a natural tooth. It is more important for oral health to perform root canal treatment on an inflamed tooth and restore it properly instead of removing that tooth and inserting an implant or dental bridgework in place. The teeth undergoing root canal treatment stay in the mouth for long years and help maintenance of chewing functions and aesthetics. A tooth with good root canal treatment can be used for entire life with proper oral and dental care.
Factors affecting long-life of a tooth treated with root canal:
The root canal treatment must be performed by a dentist specialized in root canal.
The tooth treated with root canal must be veneered to prevent any leak.
Individuals must care for their teeth after root canal treatment and should not eat too hard food. Although this is required for all the teeth, a special care is needed for a tooth treated with root canal and veneered.