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National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-29

Endosseous dental implant vis-a-vis conservative management: Is it a dilemma?

1 Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, Career Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, Saraswati Dental College & Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
4 Department of Periodontics, Saraswati Dental College & Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Vivek K Bains
Department of Periodontics, Saraswati Dental College & Hospital, 233, Tiwari Ganj, Faizabad Road, Chinhat, Lucknow (UP)- 227105
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-5950.69157

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To overview the current prospective of endosseous dental implant and conservative management. Although emphasis has been made in reinstating the oral functions, less consideration has been given to formulate the best treatment tactics in a particular situation. Properly restored, root canal treated natural teeth surrounded by healthy periodontium tissues yield a very high longevity, and periodontally compromised teeth that are treated and maintained regularly may have longer survival rate. Current trends in implantology have weakened the conservative paradigm, and practitioner's objectivity has been inclined more toward providing the tooth substitutes often flaunted as equal or even superior to conservation of natural tooth

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