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Another Leap Forward in Dental Healing: Choosing a Root Canal or Dental Implant

Maintaining good oral health is essential for a healthy and confident smile. However, dental issues like severe tooth decay or tooth loss can pose significant challenges. Root canals and dental implants are two common treatments aimed at preserving or replacing damaged or missing teeth. Choosing what procedure is best for you isn’t always an easy choice. Dr. Etess—a super specialist who is residency trained in both—offers his patients the highest standard of professional dental care by providing state-of-the-art dental services, implementing leading-edge protocols that other dentists are unable to offer.

A root canal is performed to save a severely decayed or infected tooth by removing compromised dental pulp from the tooth’s interior.  Proper cleaning is the key to root canal success.  Dr. Etess utilizes advanced proprietary disinfecting protocols and seals the root canal system with superior bonding procedures allowing a patient to preserve their natural tooth.  Contrary to internet folklore, root canals—when treated PROPERLY—allow for an efficient, cost effective, and safe long-term treatment choice to safely retaining one’s natural tooth. There is NO dental implant that is better than your own tooth—even a root canal tooth.

Dental implants are prosthetic root replacements surgically placed into the jawbone to replace the foundation of missing teeth. The success of dental implants is mostly dependent on the skill of the surgeon placing the implant, and the quality of the implant being placed. Dr. Etess is residency and certificate trained in dental implantology, and ONLY uses the very best dental implants that are on the market. Choosing the right implant—whether titanium, zirconium or a hybrid of both—will allow the proper placement to yield a superior esthetics outcome providing a natural appearance and a confident smile as a long-term tooth replacement option. 

Dr. Etess can expertly assess a patient’s situation thoroughly to recommend the most appropriate treatment plan, ensuring optimal oral health and a confident smile in the long run. If you’re looking for the finest, safest, healthiest and most predictable results to correct your dental issues, contact Integrative Dental Specialists today.

Jeffrey Etess, DMD, NMD, IBDM, is an Ivy League trained Certified Endodontic Specialist/Implant Specialty Surgeon with a dual degree in Dentistry. He is also Board Certified in Naturopathic and Integrative Medicine and certified in biomimetic cosmetic dentistry. He has been providing a broad array of biological dentistry services for his patients for over 26 years. If you’re looking for the finest, safest, healthiest and most predictable results to correct your dental issues, supported by the most advanced dental technology, contact Integrative Dental Specialists at 516-253-1800 or visit