Alternatives to Endodontics
Occasionally a tooth cannot be saved and the alternative would be removal of the tooth. Removal of the tooth would then leave a space that may or may not be acceptable functionally or aesthetically and perhaps would require a prosthetic replacement tooth in the form of a denture, bridge or implant.
There is no real substitute for your own tooth in terms of health and investment.
Illustrations reproduced with permission from the American Association of Endodontists