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David Shouhed, D.D.S.

Dentist

Dr. David Shouhed takes pride in offering each and every individual the utmost in patient care, striving to make each and everyone of your visits comfortable and memorable. He is determined to help you ...
12 years Experience
David Shouhed, D.D.S.
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • University of Southern California
  • Accepting new patients

Which is better, root canal or implant?

It depends on your situation and the prognosis of your tooth. If you have adequate bone level, the truth is nonverbal and has the majority of his tooth structure remaining, then READ MORE
It depends on your situation and the prognosis of your tooth. If you have adequate bone level, the truth is nonverbal and has the majority of his tooth structure remaining, then my personal opinion would be to save the tooth and a root canal followed by full coverage porcelain crown. On the other hand, if there is bone loss present (40% or more bone loss), or if there is minimal coronal tooth structure remaining and/or multiple defected/missing walls present, then my professional opinion would be to remove the tooth and place an implant.

I hope it’s better determined what the proper approach would be in your specific situation.

David Shouhed, DDS