Dental implant next to a root canal is it safe?


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I had heard on other forums and through a few dental professionals that placing an implant next to a root canal tooth will result in failure of the implant. Is this accurate information and what is the likely hood of failure if placed next to a neighboring root canal tooth?

I also read that there are zirconia implants. Are these safer then Titanium?
 
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Dr M

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Good day

I have seen a lot of successful implants next to root canal treated teeth. As long as the minimum space requirement between the implant and the natural tooth is met , i.e 1.5 - 2.0 mm, then there should not be any issue.
Keep in mind the root canal treated tooth should be healthy, without any issues, to prevent spread of infection to the adjacent implant.
Zirconia implants is an alternative to titanium implants, although there is insufficient data as yet, to confirm the long term success rates of zirconia implants compared to titanium implants.
 

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